The lovely spring flowers I talked about in “The Wild Ones: Cherry vs. Berry – Part 1” are now fruiting! Its time to start noticing them as they mature so you can harvest at peak ripeness. A little patience, waiting to harvest at peak maturity gives you a sweeter and more delicious fruit but it’s worth the wait. You might have to compete with the bears & birds, and do let them have some, because they don’t have grocery stores.
This is the 5th in a series of wild harvesting videos I will be creating & sharing throughout the season. I hope to help people to learn a little about the food that is all around them, and encourage them to try something new!
In this video, I share a bit of the history of this underrated plant, how to identify it and use it. My favorite way to use it is o make a pesto…learn how, it’s so easy it’s ridiculous.
June in northern Minnesota brings a riot of fruit trees & shrubs in bloom that we can look forward to later in the season. But why not enjoy the beauty they have to offer now and take a moment to get to know them. Soon they will become old friends!
This is the third in my series of Wild Harvesting videos. I hope you enjoy it as much as I had making it. These plants are like old friends I get the joy of reconnecting with every spring.
As the second in my new series of wild foraging videos, I show you a quick saute I pulled together using what was available that day…dandelion greens, day lily shoots & tubers, curly & yellow dock leaves & roots and stinging nettle shoots. It was delicious!
While spring is rapidly being replaced by summer, there is still time…go out and walk through your back yard or neighborhood looking for them and try you hand at it!
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