Category Archives: wild foods

Crabapple and Wild Grape Jam

There are a lot of crabapple trees in my neighborhood. Even though they were planted for ornamental purposes, that doesn’t mean you can’t eat the fruit! The tree behind our house produces apples the size of cherries, and I’ve found … Continue reading

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Spruce Tip Poundcake

Spruce tips are tasty and apparently loaded with vitamin C, and since they are abundant where I live, I am always looking for ways to cook with them. Spruce tips are the new growth that emerges at the end of … Continue reading

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Dandelion Greens Soup

This is a tasty dish you can make with an ingredient that is probably growing right outside your back door. Dandelions are everywhere, but be careful where you harvest them from. Only take them from places where you know no herbicides … Continue reading

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Winter Berries

Have you ever heard of jack fruit? I hadn’t either, until I heard a segment about it on a radio cooking show the other day. The recipes sounded fun but I thought to myself, why would I bend over backwards … Continue reading

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Make a Midsummer Sandwich

Gather ingredients Wild day lilies, CSA cucumbers, locally-produced cheese, homemade bread 2. Assemble sandwich 3. Enjoy!

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A Floral Treat

Midsummer is bright with day lilies blooming along roadsides and in gardens. So pretty to look at and so delicious to eat! Just about all parts of the day lily are edible, but I’m partial to the delicately flavored buds. I … Continue reading

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Ingredients for a Spring Salad

freshly-picked wild violet leaves freshly-picked wild mustard flowers and buds carrots (last fall’s harvest) and spinach from local farms home-sprouted sprouts

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