Hi Everyone! This week, let’s talk about foraging. This is a relatively new passion for me and my family, but my interest in finding edible and medicinal plants started in childhood. In this video I talk about:
- How I got started with foraging, and how you can, too!
- My recommended resources.
- How to avoid poisoning yourself and your family. (Important!)
- Our favorite wild edibles, and how we like to prepare them
Here’s the video.
Do you forage in your area? What do you most often pick? If you don’t, what is the main thing that keeps you from doing so?
Here are the books I mentioned in the video:
- Thrifty Forager by Alys Fowler
- Foraging and Feasting by Dina Falconi
- Food for Free by Richard Mabey
- One more that looks like fun: Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness by Rebecca Lerner
Here are some of my favorite foraging posts:
- Rethinking Weeds
- Foraging for Nettles: It’s Fun, I promise!
- 15 Edible Plants to Forage in Your Own Backyard
- A Foraging Walk in April
- Fungi Foray! An Edible Woodland Adventure
- In Autumn, The Magic Comes Easily
Here are some of my favorite recipes for using foraged finds:
- Making Wild Nettles Beer
- What to Do with Stinging Nettles
- Creamy Stinging Nettles Dip with Roasted Garlic & Mint
- How I Made Wild Blackberry Cider
- Let’s Make Fermented Blackberry Soda!
- Let’s Make Elderflower Soda!
- Making Elderberry Winter Tonic
- Making Elderberry Wine
- What to Do with a Bounty of Cherries (Even the Pits!)
I’d love to hear if there are certain plants you’d like to see more recipes for, or if there is a way I can help you more with foraging. I’m all ears!