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.
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.
This tangy, clove- and cinnamon-infused relish is a tangle of colorful strips of bell and jalapeno peppers, sweet onions and sun-dried tomato. Great on on pork and lamb, amazing with savory stews like picadillos and tagines.
Mustard de Provence: creamy spicy with sun-dried tomato; Preserved Lemon with garlic. Both super duper easy, and this includes advice for the basic soak and grind technique. The possibilities are endless.
Wild blueberries from the freezer case work just dandy in this jam recipe with mango. The secret ingredient is a bit of spice: ground coriander and cinnamon make enhance the blueberry flavor without making the jam taste weird. Mango for lusciousness.