There are more and more people thinking about food foraging because they are interested in eating local, and what could be more local than a weed in your backyard? Since so many people got excited about my Urban Plant Walk and ebook-- Guide to Food Foraging: 6 Easy Greens, I decided to start working on another ebook, this time looking for more recipes for each food.
It wasn't hard to find my next 6 greens. I went to the Olympia Seed Exchange Farm to do a workshop and while we walked the fields I saw some edible weeds in between the cultivated plants. These are plants I see nearly everywhere in disturbed sites. Many are considered invasive species, so what better way to do your part for the environment than to eat them?
I think the key to introducing any new food into your diet is learning how to properly prepare it, so at the risk of turning into a wild foods chef, I will also begin my hunt for tasty wild food recipes. I might even try my hand at escargot. Euell Gibbons, move over!
|cute mollusk or tasty treat? you decide|