Foraging for burdock root has been on my radar for a while. I’d heard that burdock is a tasty root vegetable, but had never tried it. I see cultivated burdock at my co-op, but at $6.29 a pound, foraging in a vacant lot is much more appealing.
Hairy Bittercress is a spring ephemeral, first to come into season, first to fall out of season. Identify this commonly overlooked weed and add it to a dressing, soup, or eat it as a raw, peppery salad.
Vacation for us is not all beach, sun, and mai-tais. We found plenty of tropical fruits to forage in the forests, beaches, and alpine meadows of Maui and Kauai. Here we ID common guavas and strawberry guavas.