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?
After a successful season of foraging for this choice wild edible, we cook up some dinner and ID help.
How to identify a common edible wild plant, and a discussion of their scarcity for 2011 in Connecticut.
We describe when, where, and how to forage for Hen of the Woods, a choice culinary wild mushroom. With a link to a recipe.
When, where and how to search for the divine and choice Black Trumpet mushroom, with a link to a recipe.
We provide the main identification points for foraging for Honey Mushrooms, and a link to a recipe.
Preparing white oak acorns for flour to transform into cupcakes. Also, a cream cheese frosting flavored with wild grape jam.
What we have and have not been finding in our corner of southeastern New England for wild foods.
We describe three commonly found edible mushrooms.
How to harvest common milkweed pods and prepare them for recipes, like this chilled summer salad with chickpeas.
Some of the wild foods we foraged this past two weeks, our outings, and ideas for what we made with our bounty.