some plants to eat...
As a new member of this group, I would just like to add a few of my own
tastes in wild and edible weeds. It has to be said, one of my favorite wild
foods are without doubt, the wild strawberry. Here in Derbyshire, they grow
in profusion along the limestone dales in the open, and also in the
woodland shade. The fruits are tiny when compared to the garden strawberry,
but the taste more than makes up for its size. Sweet Cicely is another
plant I've taken to. It's flavour is very much like aniseed, and it cooks
well when added to fruit tarts and pies.
At the height of summer, this whole area abounds with a host a delicious
plants and fruits, whilst later on, there are the wild mushrooms and nuts.
A word or two of warning to those of you who are new to edible plant
hunting. Check everything you find in using a good illustrated book on wild
plants and mushrooms. If you're unsure about anything at all, leave it well
alone! Many plants look good to eat, but a lot of them are also... deadly!!
What are your favorite edible plants?
- Richard McNab wrote:
> Hi,I also love the wild strawberry. Some people think they are to much
> As a new member of this group, I would just like to add a few of my own
> tastes in wild and edible weeds. It has to be said, one of my favorite wild
> foods are without doubt, the wild strawberry....
trouble to pick but if you think about the cost of buying domestic
plants, working the soil, caring for the soil and plants...picking the
fruit...adding sugar...Then one day or two picking wild strawberries for
free sounds much more tempting. I love the flavor and have never had a
problem with my jelly. They have a much higher pectin content than
Also high one my fruit list are bramble berries such as red raspberries
and blackberries. Pies, jelly, cobblers and a wonderful tea from the
leaves....and I am in heaven. Wild strawberry leaves also make a great
tea and I collect the leaves right along with the fruit.
For sheer heaven I hunt morel mushrooms. Battered and deep fried there
is nothing else to hit the taste buds that can come close.
Looking out my window at the snow and wishing for spring....need to
close before I drool on the keyboard...lol
Wild Edible: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/9320/index.html