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!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go out onto Crown Land and gather as much salad material as you can before the clock runs out! Should you be late, your vehicle will be impounded for 9 hours. Your only tool is a small shovel. You are given five bags, one each … Continue reading Speed Foraging! Video-game Style!
So far in our research and taste-testing, we pretty much have the makings of a spinach salad replacement figured out. Everyone has taste-tested Dandelion leaves, Dandelion flowers, chickweed, plantain, and purslane. Based on the research I've been putting into these plants and creating a spreadsheet to compare nutritional value, uses, and medicinal value, it will … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 2 – Taste-tests as the Research Continues
It all started innocently enough. . . my daughter's horse comes down with rain-rot on occasion and unless we want to pump her full of dewormer constantly, we had to come up with alternative methods to kill the fungal infection. Last year we had some success directly applying in alternating turns, tea tree oil and … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 1 – Edible Weeds!