In these strangest of days, you can find solace and sustenance right in your own yard. Here’s how to identify many edible weeds that live all around us.
Edible Wild Plants
Recipes and harvesting guides for a variety of edible wild plants and mushrooms. You'll find step by step guides on how to gather edible wild plants safely, and then recipes on how to cook them once you've gathered them.
These are broken into sections covering edible wild greens, berries and other fruit, wild mushrooms, starches and nuts, as well as a selection of pickle recipes using wild plants.
Chinese Braised Mushrooms
Chinese red-cooked, braised mushrooms are a warm, wintry way to enjoy any meaty mushroom.
Prickly Pear Juice
How to make prickly pear juice, known in Mexico as agua de tuna. How to juice a prickly pear without getting the spines in your hand!
A simple woodcock recipe you can do in a pan. Serve this with wild rice, roasted mushrooms and Brussels sprouts.
Greek Dolmades, Stuffed Grape Leaves
Stuffed grape leaves are a fantastic vehicle for all sorts of tasty fillings. These are vegetarian stuffed grape leaves.
All About Lambsquarters, or Huauzontles
Lambsquarters are considered a weed but are really a fantastic edible green that probably lives in your yard right now.
How to Cook Nopales
Nopales, prickly pear cactus paddles, are delicious, but you need to know some tricks to cook nopales without slime.
13 Ramps Recipes to Try This Spring
Ramps have become an extremely popular wild food every spring, where you can see them featured on restaurant menus far beyond their natural range, which is from the East Coast to the Great Plains. You can even find them in farmer’s markets, so in that spirit I thought I would offer you some of my