FORAGING FINDS

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alliesmama4
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Re: FORAGING FINDS

Post by alliesmama4 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:21 pm

I have been picking mulberries that are growing wild along a fence line between my house and one of my neighbors. Also have been picking wild grape leaves to use for making Greek dolmas...I am blanching the grape leaves in salt water and will freeze them for later. I was going to do them in a brine but have not dug out my canning jars and canner yet. Need to do that soon. I am freezing the mulberries for later since I only get a small handful to a cup a day..Also snipping mulberry leaves to dry to make tea and whenever I see a red clover blossom I will pick it and bring it in to add to my iced tea. I have dried a few blossom for winter but wanted to try the fresh one now in iced tea. They are suppose to add a honey taste to the tea but maybe I have not used enough of them since I cannot taste any difference.

Janet Alliesmama
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blondeinbuffalo
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Re: FORAGING FINDS

Post by blondeinbuffalo » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:43 am

That all sounds wonderful Janet. I did pull and clean dandeloins to sautee with some italian sauasages. I liked it, dh not so much. I love free! cj

alliesmama4
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Re: FORAGING FINDS

Post by alliesmama4 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:15 am

blondeinbuffalo wrote:That all sounds wonderful Janet. I did pull and clean dandeloins to sautee with some italian sauasages. I liked it, dh not so much. I love free! cj

cj I never thought of cooking the leaves to add to a saute like you did. I have cleaned some and added them to my salad.. I keep my eyes open for dandelions that are not in my yard so I can dig them up later in the Fall to try to make dandelion coffee like Recovering Dreamer has mentioned..I quit drinking coffee for health reasons and I am feeling better but do miss my coffee.. I am hoping to get enough dandelion roots to make it worthwhile to dig them up.It is fun foraging but if I had a family to try to feed it would be too much work. .Janet Alliesmama
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blondeinbuffalo
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Re: FORAGING FINDS

Post by blondeinbuffalo » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:17 am

Not sure if this fits but this weekend I am going to the beach to forage some beach glass and small rocks. cj

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