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?
A short list of guides to help with tropical plant and wild edible plant identification while visiting Hawaii.
While on vacation in Hawaii, we still went foraging in the forests, beaches, and mountains. Here we discuss some edible flowers and two spices.
We foraged wild tropical fruits on vacation in Hawaii. Here we discuss breadfruit and banana poka, a type of passionfruit.
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.
How to gather roots of the wild sassafras tree to make true old-fashioned root beer.
How to identify the Chicken Mushroom, wils sulphur shelf, or Laetiporus sulphureus, plus a wonderful recipe.
Making a spicy-mustard condiment from wild foraged garlic mustard (Alliara petiolata) seeds. Fiery!
How and where to find the lovely creeping wintergreen, and some ideas on how to use it.
How to identify and gather sassafras, a common tree in the eastern United States. Also, some ideas on how to use the dried leaves and roots.
After a successful season of foraging for this choice wild edible, we cook up some dinner and ID help.