As someone who loves homesteading, now is the time to get outside and get some of earth's free edibles! It is my philosophy that every meal made from nature is one less meal to buy at the grocery store. It is a way to carve away from the grocery bill, infuse nature's nutritious and healing vitamins into our body and learn ways of becoming a little more independent (less … [Read more...] about Early Spring Foraging And A Dandelion Salad Recipe
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Whether you are creating edible landscaping for your homestead or you just enjoy native plants, mayapples are a great choice. Mayapples are fairly easy to grow and this edible wild food can be found for in large quantities right out in the woods. First, I will tell you some general information about the mayapple plant. For example, it is important to know that mayapple … [Read more...] about The Mayapple Plant And Transplanting Mayapples
Dandelion Greens are one of the most highly recommended vegetables. They are very fun to gather in the fresh air of spring. They grow best in flowerbeds where the taproots can grow deep and produce bigger leaves. Here I will discuss dandelion root benefits and dandelion greens health benefits of which there are many! Can you guess which plant family dandelions belong to? The … [Read more...] about Dandelion Root Benefits and Dandelion Greens Health Benefits
I love foraging for "edible weeds" and harvesting the bounty that nature provides. It is the season for poke salad greens and I have made cooked poke salad (aka Polk Salad) many times before. This time I thought I would try something new and unusual so I have a polk salad recipe with a twist- Poke Salad Fried Rice. POKE SALAD RECIPE AKA Polk Salad Recipe (BUT BEWARE … [Read more...] about Wild Polk Salad Recipe (Poisonous Raw)
Daylily plants are hardy perennial plants that produce an abundance of showy flowers. Each flower lasts only a day but there are so many flowers on each plant that the prettiness can last for 30 to 45 days. Daylilies spread very easily so you will want to prepare a bed or a section of a bed that they can dominate. Because daylilies are vigorous growers they are perfect … [Read more...] about When To Transplant Daylilies And Did You Know Daylily Plants Are Edible?
Spring is here and dandelions are suddenly popping up and starting to bloom. Their bright yellow flowers turn into the iconic wish flowers that make children everywhere happy. I remember the first time someone told me I could make a wish on a dandelion before blowing the seeds to the wind. It was like a small gift of magic. Making a wish always holds so much promise and … [Read more...] about Dandelion Poem: The Springing Of The Dandelion
Spring is a wonderful time to take advantage of nature’s bounty. Using edible wild food- plants and flowers in your cooking can be magical and tastes incredible. One of Ireland’s favorite springtime soups is nettle and wild garlic soup. The aroma of the wild garlic and the spinach-like taste and consistency of the nettle combine to make a hearty, tasty spring … [Read more...] about Nettle and Wild Garlic Soup Recipe