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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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Nettle Quiche

Stinging nettles need no dressing up. A plate of them steamed and eaten with just a dollop of butter and a dash of salt is an exquisite dish indeed. But sometimes I like to get fancy. We brought home a bucket load of … Continue reading

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My Salad Garden

This is my salad garden. Mother Nature planted it for me right behind my house. All I have to do is step out my backdoor and harvest. Yum!  

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Something You Don’t Need to Try

After an initial experiment baking with dandelion flowers – I made dandelion biscuits – I decided to drop the idea of dandelion baked goods because the flowers didn’t seem to add anything to the final product – no taste, no texture. … Continue reading

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Another Way to Eat Queen Anne’s Lace

I’ve tried eating the roots of Queen Anne’s Lace. This plant is also called wild carrot and is very closely related to garden carrots, so eating the root seems obvious.  But the young flower stalk is also edible, I’d heard, … Continue reading

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Milkweed Buds

Milkweed Buds During a late summer hike a couple of years ago, I gathered a handful of milkweed pods while crossing a field. When I got home, I opened the pods and scattered the seeds around my property. I planted … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Berries are on the way. The first to ripen, in early July, will be these wild black raspberries. Around here people call them blackcap berries. So exquisitely delicious.   These are the blossoms of cultivated purple raspberries.   Wild blackberries. … Continue reading

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Spruce Tip Shortbread

In my quest for interesting things to do with spruce tips, I’ve come across numerous recipes for spruce tip shortbread. This definitely appeals to my love of baking, not to mention eating, cookies. I decided to try the recipe here because … Continue reading

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