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The Foraging Family: How to Pick Stinging Nettles Without Gloves

The Foraging Family: How to Pick Stinging Nettles Without Gloves

gathering jug

Woodland Edibles | living in the woods and making stuff

Dried vegetable soup cubes, made with stinging nettles but recipes adaptable to any veggie.


wild fruit pastilles (must make these)

appledrane: Feral fruit pastilles

Nettles More commonly known as stinging nettle, this is a plant to steer clear of unless you’re foraging for wild foods. Just one brush of your bare skin against a nettle plant will elicit a short-term but intense burning sensation. However, once boiled or steamed, nettles makes a fantastic green food to add to your survival menu. Just be sure to wear gloves or otherwise protect yourself while harvesting it (and if you get “stung,” try rubbing crushed plantain – which tends to favor the same...

Guide to Common Edible Wild Plants : DNews

Foraging Stinging Nettles (finding, harvesting, preparing, cooking and even propagating)

Penniless Parenting: Foraging Stinging Nettles

Using Trees As Medicine. Basic info on the medicinal aspects of Alder, Apple, Ash, Beech, Birch, Cedar, Elder, Elm, Hawthorn, Hazel, Holly, Linden & Basswood, Maple, Oak, Pine, Poplar, Mountain Ash, Walnut, and Willow trees.

Wyldestone Cottage: Using Trees as Medicine

Foraging Pictures: Reference site with several photos per plant

Edible: Amaranth [Amarantus retroflexus]

Cooking with Spring Nettles: Where to Begin - MANY recipes

Stinging Nettles: 8 Recipes for Spring Cooking

Red Clover Tea - effective at fighting breast cancer and in eliminating toxins from the body

Red Clover Tea Recipe - - 127541

plantain oil (plantain leaves and olive oil) "You now have beautiful green Plantain Oil that you can use anytime you have a cut, a burn, a bite, or any dry itchy skin. You can also eat a spoonful of the oil to help you when you have a cough, or if your guts are feeling crampy . . . there are just so many uses for Plantain Oil!"

Seven Herbs You Need This Summer! - The Mommypotamus

cooking wild foraged foods: using acorns and acorn meal in mashed potatoes- wildcrafting and nutrition

11 great foods to forage with kids

11 Ways to go foraging with your children

Feral Foraging: Not quite wild fruit

Feral foraging: not-quite-wild fruit

to preserve purslane-- pick before flowers go to seed, rinse, snip in 1" pieces, fill a canning jar, add 3 sliced garlic cloves & 10 peppercorns, top with apple cider vinegar up to top, refrigerate. wait at least 2 weeks before using.

Garden Guides, Your Guide to Everything Gardening

Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan by Teresa Marrone is by far the most indispensable foraging book I have ever owned, or even seen.

Review: "Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide of MN, WI, & MI"

What is urban foraging? All the ways to find free or nearly free foods in urban areas.

What is urban foraging anyway?

We'll be picking wild elderberries soon, and after we get them off the stems we'll need to cook with them or preserve them. This article is about preserving them for later.

11 Must-try ways to preserve elderberries