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Cream of Nettle Soup Recipe

A couple of days ago I talked a little about foraging/wildcrafting stinging nettle. I’d like to share another quick recipe for you to try once those magic green leaves start popping up. Sometimes they’ll make an appearance even before all the snow is completely gone. So if you have a nettle spot, start checking for …

Edible Flowers: E’s & F’s

Elderflower, Sambucus spp. Besides its well-known medicinal value, elderflower can be used to make jelly, wine, syrup, liqueur and tea. It has a delicately sweet flavor and the flowers make wonderful fritters!   Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare The bright yellow fennel flowers have a mild anise flavor, which makes it a tasty addition to any salad, …

Edible Flowers: The D’s

Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale My heart always goes out to the much-maligned dandelion. It provides early food to the bees, attracts other pollinators, repairs compact soil and provides us with food and medicine. What’s not to love…? With the advent of manicure lawns, the dandelion lost rank. It was suddenly classified a “weed” where it was …