Neighbor's tree full of mystery fruit? Think they're plums? Dry some!
Dried plums make great toppings for salads, granola, ice cream or as a snack. Tossed with citric acid, a teens of sugar and some chilly powder for kick!
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.
Over the past couple weeks I’ve seen multiple pictures of wildcrafter’s baskets full of spruce & pine tips. You can eat those? That’s a new one for me! So a couple of weeks ago when I was in the mountains I looked for the new growth...
As summer is starting in Ohio, parks and public spaces are brimming with fruit - if you can find it. Juneberries and mulberries are nearing their peak, and seeking them out is more than worth the effort and purple fingers.