Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining Hank Shaw in lovely Bodega Bay, California, to learn about the bounty of wild edibles that thrive along the Northern California coast.
Miner's lettuce is delicious and good for you, too. It's native to the western mountain and coastal regions of North America but is most common in California in the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys.
Miner's lettuce, king of wild salad greens, grows all over the West clear out to the Great Plains. It is also one of the few food plants native to the US that early explorers exported back to Europe.