Gathering sea beans, a.k.a. Salicornia and glass wort, is a very satisfying foraging project. They're easy to spot, easy to pick and easy to cook. Well worth it. The salty crunch works wonders on clam sauce with linguine.
Hedgerow Jelly is made from an infusion of wildflowers including Queen Anne's Lace, Yarrow, Rose Petals, Red Clover, and other native edible flowers from my yard and nearby meadows. Forage and make a delicious summer jelly to brighten your winter.
Samphire, a.k.a sea beans, sea asparagus, salicornia, or picklewort, thrives in the marshy coastal areas of the Northeast. Easy to pick, easy to clean, easy to cook, delicious in a quick vinaigrette alone or mixed with asparagus. Great with fish too.
No matter what they're called, sea beans (beach asparagus, sea asparagus, samphire, etc.) they're delicious. Easy to pick and delicious in a variety of ways. Here are two quick and easy recipes + information on collecting and general use.
This is made from both stinging nettle and wild ramps, resulting in a pesto that is addictive and delicious. It's also dairy free, although of course you can use dairy instead. This is my favourite way of eating nettle!
Flowers of the common milkweed are not only edible but a delicious addition to any number of recipes. Now that Ontario has removed them from the noxious weed list you can grow them in your garden - the butterflies will thank you for it.