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.
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!
Lambsquarters are considered a weed but are really a fantastic edible green that probably lives in your yard right now.
So far as a ramps recipe goes, this is an easy one. The origins of this recipe are Italian, where they call this method agrodolce, or sweet-and-sour. You can do this to any sturdy vegetable, from ramp bulbs to pearl onions, small turnips, carrots, parsnips, and even things like cauliflower. It is a great accompaniment
Fireweed tea is a fermented, black tea like store-bought, only made from the leaves of fireweed, Chamaenerion angustifolium.
A recipe for Scandinavian nettle soup; basically a nettle bisque. This recipe is based on Swedish nasselsoppa, and can be made with any vivid spring green.
Acorn muffins. Yep, muffins. You use acorn flour and some acorn grits plus dried fruit to make a helluva breakfast muffin.
Wild rice, wild mushrooms, caramelized onions. What’s not to love? This is a perfect side dish for wild game like venison or duck or pheasant.