I sit here tonight drinking a test cup of nettle, dandelion, chokecherry leaves, semi-crushed dried berries and stems, and homegrown mint leaves and stems. I mixed one part dandelion to two parts of everything else more or less, and one part mint roughly. The resulting tea had a very grassy taste with a decidedly nettle … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 6: Processing Continued. . .
The wild adventures continue! This past week, my daughter and I brought home quite a bit more chokecherry than we'd originally planned! The original plan was to get nettle, and it took several days even before THAT came home. But the day we intended to get nettle, we realized a huge stand of chokecherries in … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 5: Chokecherry Escapades!
Going wild takes preparation. Ingredients necessary to make various things you'd normally buy at the store must first be prepared before the item can be created. In the last post, I shared a picture of drying greens, another of an oil infusion simmering away on the stove, etc. Yesterday, those steps continued. Backing up to … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 4: Ingredients and Preparation!
The transition has begun! We are eating wild salad greens at dinner each day. We're seeing roughly $4.69 in savings two or three times a month buying spinach. This is somewhat offset by the gas being spent to make three foraging runs so far. However, the gas being spent has already been paid for several … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 3 – Getting Real, Seeing $avings!