Sun, Jun 19, 2011 - 8:23am
So, what happens when my food storage runs out? ...And, am I not helping the corporate corrupted by buying their products for my pantry? Storing garden harvest by canning, curing and drying are great ideas, however, I'd like to introduce you to the world of WILD HARVEST.
Many of the plants we consider weeds were actually used as food stuffs by the native peoples of this land or were brought from Europe or Asia as food stuff. Learning what is edible and medicinal in our locales can go a long way to satisfy the nutritional needs of our families. Plants like dandelion, curly dock, salsify, mallow, pursalane, red clover, wild mint, wild onion even thistle! The list goes on and on! Many of these plants grow where nothing else will. Time for a paradigm shift!
Yesterday, I tried thistle for the first time. The edible part is the pith in the stalk. Using gloves all the leaves and pricklies can be discarded. It tasted like raw asparagas. Heading to the desert next week for hiking. I plan to add thistle to my curry dish as it will be a fresh veggie on the trail.
Exercise your freedom, educate yourself.
EatTheWeeds: Episode 01: Why Learn About Wild Foods
Edited by: lottiedah on Nov 8, 2014 - 5:06am