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Sycamore plates made by @woodcraftcych for my "Gift from the woodland" dessert. Thanks a million @woodcraftcych for these wonderful pieces of work ๐Ÿ˜‰ #sycamore #woodturning #woodturner #woodland #walesonaplate #wales #food #foodtourism #foody #foodies #foods #foragingandfeasting #sustainable #sustainability #sustainabilitymatters #ancientwoodland #dessert #foodstagram #pembrokeshire #fishingandforagingwales #chuffed ๐Ÿ˜
Beautiful, magical, fungi have started growing in the wood. We have had rain this week and a couple of cold nights - that's just the shock that the mycelium needs ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ„our fungi courses start in just over a week, wayhay #foraging #wildfood #nature #wildharvest #fungi #mushrooms #foragingandfeasting #foragingformushrooms #foragingcourses #hedgerow #wild #caveman #adayinthewoods #woodland #countrygirl #wildatheart #foragingfungi
Making the butter this morning @fishingandforagingwalesuk ready for a busy weekend of foraging and food ๐Ÿ˜Š #wales #walesonaplate #walescoastalpath #pembrokeshire #yearoflegends #findyourepic #butter #foragingandfeasting #foraging #fishingandforagingwales #food #foodtourism #foodstagram #foods #chef #outdoorlife #outdoorlifestyle #chefsofinstagram #chefs #yellow #menin
Blackberry picking and crumble making #blackberrypicking๐Ÿ‡  #loveautumn๐Ÿ (More photos on the blog)
#Repost @botanicalharmonyfarm (@get_repost)
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Finally making time! It was only about an hour in the woods but new mushrooms to identify and introduced the youngest to sweet Annie in the wild. Her fragrance calls you over before you know she's there! Thanks @andrew_diggidy_dog for capturing a moment. ๐Ÿ„
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#foragingandfeasting #wildfoodlove #whatsinyourbasket #tennesseebackroads #countryliving #bikes #getoutside #foragedremedies #sweetannie #goldenrod #passionflower #tnmagicmoments #middletennessee #forager
#Repost  @botanicalharmonyfarm (@get_repost) ใƒปใƒปใƒป Finally making time! It was only about an hour in the woods but new mushrooms to identify and introduced the youngest to sweet Annie in the wild. Her fragrance calls you over before you know she's there! Thanks @andrew_diggidy_dog for capturing a moment. ๐Ÿ„ ๐ŸŒฑ #foragingandfeasting  #wildfoodlove  #whatsinyourbasket  #tennesseebackroads  #countryliving  #bikes  #getoutside  #foragedremedies  #sweetannie  #goldenrod  #passionflower  #tnmagicmoments  #middletennessee  #forager 
TODAY'S SALAD: the flowers really make it beautiful. The wild blue flowers of chicory (Cichorium intybus) and day flower (Commelina erecta) combined with the prolific garden grown nasturtium blossoms (red and orange) make for a very showy and tasty salad. Underneath the blossoms are the leaves of dandelion, nasturtium, parsley, mixed with homegrown tomatoes and a crumbing of our friends pasture raised pork sausage. I have been on a tahini dressing kick lately and will pour a good drizzle over the salad. Mighty fine breakfast! Grateful for the bounty!
Have you been eating any flowers lately, and if yes, which ones?
TODAY'S SALAD: the flowers really make it beautiful. The wild blue flowers of chicory (Cichorium intybus) and day flower (Commelina erecta) combined with the prolific garden grown nasturtium blossoms (red and orange) make for a very showy and tasty salad. Underneath the blossoms are the leaves of dandelion, nasturtium, parsley, mixed with homegrown tomatoes and a crumbing of our friends pasture raised pork sausage. I have been on a tahini dressing kick lately and will pour a good drizzle over the salad. Mighty fine breakfast! Grateful for the bounty! Have you been eating any flowers lately, and if yes, which ones?
Finally making time! It was only about an hour in the woods but new mushrooms to identify and introduced the youngest to sweet Annie in the wild. Her fragrance calls you over before you know she's there! Thanks @andrew_diggidy_dog for capturing a moment. ๐Ÿ„
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#foragingandfeasting #wildfoodlove #whatsinyourbasket #tennesseebackroads #countryliving #bikes #getoutside #foragedremedies #sweetannie #goldenrod #passionflower #tnmagicmoments #middletennessee #forager
Finally making time! It was only about an hour in the woods but new mushrooms to identify and introduced the youngest to sweet Annie in the wild. Her fragrance calls you over before you know she's there! Thanks @andrew_diggidy_dog for capturing a moment. ๐Ÿ„ ๐ŸŒฑ #foragingandfeasting  #wildfoodlove  #whatsinyourbasket  #tennesseebackroads  #countryliving  #bikes  #getoutside  #foragedremedies  #sweetannie  #goldenrod  #passionflower  #tnmagicmoments  #middletennessee  #forager 
SOOOO, here's something stupid I did. 
Gathered all these gorgeous elderberries and stored them in the fridge for a few days until I had time to make syrup. 
Made a beautiful syrup with honey, echinacea, rose hips, citrus and spices, right? Should have been delicious. 
NO- somewhere along the way, I got something with SOAP in the syrup. 
Being a soapmaker and sharing a studio/kitchen with all things herbal, something just went wrong this time and I don't know what. I've wracked my brain trying to think of how such a soapy taste infused. I washed everything before making the syrup. 
I've even tried taking teaspoonfuls anyway and it's just soapy. 
At least we have the glycerite I made a few posts back! Not ready yet but I'm excited and anxious- people are already reporting colds and flus. 
Live and learn and while most of you are enjoying delicious immune-building syrups, I'll be washing my system with soap! ๐Ÿ˜œ
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#fail #herbal #herbalremedies #prevention #elderberry #sambuca #forest #foraged #foragingandfeasting #wildfoodlove #gathered #medicinemaker #appalachia #nativeplants #native #simple #slowliving #needtoslowdown #herbalism #medicineforthepeople #selfcare #peoplesmedicine
SOOOO, here's something stupid I did. Gathered all these gorgeous elderberries and stored them in the fridge for a few days until I had time to make syrup. Made a beautiful syrup with honey, echinacea, rose hips, citrus and spices, right? Should have been delicious. NO- somewhere along the way, I got something with SOAP in the syrup. Being a soapmaker and sharing a studio/kitchen with all things herbal, something just went wrong this time and I don't know what. I've wracked my brain trying to think of how such a soapy taste infused. I washed everything before making the syrup. I've even tried taking teaspoonfuls anyway and it's just soapy. At least we have the glycerite I made a few posts back! Not ready yet but I'm excited and anxious- people are already reporting colds and flus. Live and learn and while most of you are enjoying delicious immune-building syrups, I'll be washing my system with soap! ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐ŸŒฑ ๐ŸŒฑ #fail  #herbal  #herbalremedies  #prevention  #elderberry  #sambuca  #forest  #foraged  #foragingandfeasting  #wildfoodlove  #gathered  #medicinemaker  #appalachia  #nativeplants  #native  #simple  #slowliving  #needtoslowdown  #herbalism  #medicineforthepeople  #selfcare  #peoplesmedicine 
finally here they are๐Ÿ’ฅ
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Mini wild apples
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so grateful for what nature offers me๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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#foraging #wildernessculture #wildfodd #foragingforfood #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting #food #naturalfood #fruit #apple #birkenstock
Autumnberries are huge and delicious this year. Did you know that they were planted as hedgerows in the county in the 1970s? Our very own nitrogen fixing invasive superfoods! #autumnberries #autumnolive #sussexcountynj #memorypalace #folkfood #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting
Foraged pawpaws, a little worse for wear but just fine for jam making... .
First time cooking with pawpaws (aka custard apples). The few times I had them, we've just eaten them with a spoon. Was a little time consuming, pulling out all the seeds. But delicious end result.
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I give you Bourbon Pawpaw Jam! Well, I probably won't give it to many of you as we had only about three cups of de-seeded fruit, so only a small batch of jam. .
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#foragingandfeasting #preservetheharvest #pawpaw #bourbon #jam #webejammin #canning #homemadejam
Foraged pawpaws, a little worse for wear but just fine for jam making... . First time cooking with pawpaws (aka custard apples). The few times I had them, we've just eaten them with a spoon. Was a little time consuming, pulling out all the seeds. But delicious end result. . I give you Bourbon Pawpaw Jam! Well, I probably won't give it to many of you as we had only about three cups of de-seeded fruit, so only a small batch of jam. . . #foragingandfeasting  #preservetheharvest  #pawpaw  #bourbon  #jam  #webejammin  #canning  #homemadejam 
A busy few days but I'm done  3 1/2 litres of #damsonsyrup  to add to the rest of it . It's so #delicious  too  I'm sure it won't last long ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #foragingandfeasting #foraginguk #foraging #damsons #homemade
A latr afternoon of hunting for chanterelles. Just check out those wonderful gills ๐Ÿ˜ #foraging #wales #walesonaplate #fungi #chanterelle #chanterelles #mushrooms #mushroomsofinstagram #shrooms #food #foodtourism #foodstagram #foody #food #forager #foragingandfeasting #stunning
Rolling out the proved flat breads this morning for this evening's foraging and food guests. The yeast I use for these tasty pieces is 25 years old. #foragingandfeasting #food #foods #foodstagram #bread #foodtourism #walesonaplate #wales #chefsofinstagram #chef #foraging #findyourepic #yearoflegends
A batch of #damsonjam to add to the collection . Just damson syrup to do and I'm done :) #foragingandfeasting #foraginguk #foraging #damsons #homemade
MAKING WILD GREEN PESTO IN THE FALL. Pesto isn't just a spring and summer thing; at this time of year many wild plants are growing that make scrumptious pestos. Perhaps you'd like to add some of the invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis) (who is most likely lurking right around the corner); along with some new growth of wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) that adds a rich pungent oregano flavor. And for some lemony tartness, toss in some sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella). ~ FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON PESTO making here is the master recipe from Foraging & Feasting: http://bit.ly/1DJCTvi. ~ BTW, wild green pestos are delicious nutrient dense spreads full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, and more. ~ ARE YOU MAKING any wild green pestos lately, and if yes, with what plants?
~ TO HELP WTH ID, HARVEST AND USE, here is the first page of the Garlic Mustard Plant Map from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q
~ HAPPY FORAGING & PESTO MAKING!
MAKING WILD GREEN PESTO IN THE FALL. Pesto isn't just a spring and summer thing; at this time of year many wild plants are growing that make scrumptious pestos. Perhaps you'd like to add some of the invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis) (who is most likely lurking right around the corner); along with some new growth of wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) that adds a rich pungent oregano flavor. And for some lemony tartness, toss in some sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella). ~ FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON PESTO making here is the master recipe from Foraging & Feasting: http://bit.ly/1DJCTvi. ~ BTW, wild green pestos are delicious nutrient dense spreads full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, and more. ~ ARE YOU MAKING any wild green pestos lately, and if yes, with what plants? ~ TO HELP WTH ID, HARVEST AND USE, here is the first page of the Garlic Mustard Plant Map from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q ~ HAPPY FORAGING & PESTO MAKING!
#sloegin, sloe and plum vodka and #plumjam made this morning #homemade #foraging #foragingandfeasting #foraginguk #jammaking #gin
A change of dessert for late summer and into autumn and winter. This is just part of a gift from the woodland. This is the edible British grains that I malt and then I turn this into something that resembles soil. The dessert is made up of lots of things that can be found in the ancient woodlands of Wales. This dessert includes acorns, blackberries, hazelnuts, birch vinegar and wood sorrel. #foragingandfeasting #foraging #wales #walesonaplate #food #foodtourism #foods #soil #malt #grains #earth #yearoflegends #findyourepic #fishingandforagingwales #dessert #sweet #chef #chefsofinstagram #oak #oaktree #acorns #acornicecream #foody #foodies #foodstagram #pembrokeshire #welshcoastalpath
A change of dessert for late summer and into autumn and winter. This is just part of a gift from the woodland. This is the edible British grains that I malt and then I turn this into something that resembles soil. The dessert is made up of lots of things that can be found in the ancient woodlands of Wales. This dessert includes acorns, blackberries, hazelnuts, birch vinegar and wood sorrel. #foragingandfeasting  #foraging  #wales  #walesonaplate  #food  #foodtourism  #foods  #soil  #malt  #grains  #earth  #yearoflegends  #findyourepic  #fishingandforagingwales  #dessert  #sweet  #chef  #chefsofinstagram  #oak  #oaktree  #acorns  #acornicecream  #foody  #foodies  #foodstagram  #pembrokeshire  #welshcoastalpath 
spruce addicted
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I love spruce and its taste that is balsamic, bitter and sour
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A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea, a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the earth.
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The fresh shoots of many spruces are a natural source of vitamin C. Captain Cook made alcoholic sugar-based spruce beer during his sea voyages in order to prevent scurvy in his crew. The leaves and branches, or the essential oils, can be used to brew spruce beer.
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The tips from the needles can be used to make spruce tip syrup [clarification needed]. In survival situations spruce needles can be directly ingested or boiled into a tea. This replaces large amounts of vitamin C. Also, water is stored in a spruce's needles, providing an alternative means of hydration [clarification needed]. Spruce can be used as a preventive measure for scurvy in an environment where meat is the only prominent food source.
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#foraging #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting #eattheweeds #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildernesculture #wildernessbabes #wilderness #wildernessvibes #spruce #forest #alps #alpine #mountains #tree .
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pic by: @demayda
spruce addicted . . I love spruce and its taste that is balsamic, bitter and sour . . A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea, a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the earth. . . The fresh shoots of many spruces are a natural source of vitamin C. Captain Cook made alcoholic sugar-based spruce beer during his sea voyages in order to prevent scurvy in his crew. The leaves and branches, or the essential oils, can be used to brew spruce beer. . . The tips from the needles can be used to make spruce tip syrup [clarification needed]. In survival situations spruce needles can be directly ingested or boiled into a tea. This replaces large amounts of vitamin C. Also, water is stored in a spruce's needles, providing an alternative means of hydration [clarification needed]. Spruce can be used as a preventive measure for scurvy in an environment where meat is the only prominent food source. . . #foraging  #wildfoodlove  #foragingandfeasting  #eattheweeds  #foragingforfood  #wildfood  #wildernesculture  #wildernessbabes  #wilderness  #wildernessvibes  #spruce  #forest  #alps  #alpine  #mountains  #tree  . . pic by: @demayda
Grabbing the last of the season ๐Ÿ’ซ
#foragingandfeasting
#beautifulbcsummer
Went to a Greek restaurant in Astoria Queens and horta was on the menu. Horta is the greek word for wild greens. That night the horta was dandelion leaves. The long leaves were served well cooked in a high mound. We dressed them at the table with olive oil and lemon โ€” so tasty! Love seeing wild greens served as part of a traditional cuisine; nothing fancy, nothing exotic, just simple good eating!
~ Dandelion leaves are nutritive, bitter, high in beta carotene, vit. C, calcium, and iron. Leaves (and roots) are considered health tonics specifically for liver and digestion. A powerful edible green that is wild and free!
Of course the roots are also very beneficial too: bitter, sweet, very high in minerals. And also the flower: sweet w/bitter bracts.
~ Culinary Uses: Flower: raw in salad, butter, as general garnish. Leaf: (young) raw in salad, pesto; cooked in soup, sautรฉ, frittata. Root: (small amounts) raw, powdered in Herbal Truffle; cooked in bisque. All parts in beverages: Herbal infusion, Therapeutic Spirit
~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Dandelion Plant Map illustration from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q
~ DO YOU CONSUME dandelion, and if yes how so?
Went to a Greek restaurant in Astoria Queens and horta was on the menu. Horta is the greek word for wild greens. That night the horta was dandelion leaves. The long leaves were served well cooked in a high mound. We dressed them at the table with olive oil and lemon โ€” so tasty! Love seeing wild greens served as part of a traditional cuisine; nothing fancy, nothing exotic, just simple good eating! ~ Dandelion leaves are nutritive, bitter, high in beta carotene, vit. C, calcium, and iron. Leaves (and roots) are considered health tonics specifically for liver and digestion. A powerful edible green that is wild and free! Of course the roots are also very beneficial too: bitter, sweet, very high in minerals. And also the flower: sweet w/bitter bracts. ~ Culinary Uses: Flower: raw in salad, butter, as general garnish. Leaf: (young) raw in salad, pesto; cooked in soup, sautรฉ, frittata. Root: (small amounts) raw, powdered in Herbal Truffle; cooked in bisque. All parts in beverages: Herbal infusion, Therapeutic Spirit ~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Dandelion Plant Map illustration from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q ~ DO YOU CONSUME dandelion, and if yes how so?
Blue skies are back in Portland. Plums are literally dripping from the trees. It is my favorite time of year. 
#homecookedpdx #wildfires #fall #plums #italianplums #foragingandfeasting
We have a little tradition in our family at this time of year. We like to go picking wild blackberries! We left if a little bit late this year but we still managed to get enough for next weekend's dessert...apple & blackberry crumble...yum!

#autumn #blackberries #foraging #foragingandfeasting #wildpickings #wildberries #autumnfruits #familytradition #blackberrycrumble #familylife #lifewithkids #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #myhomestyle #instamama #september #eleanorsroomuk #essex #iloveautumn
We have a little tradition in our family at this time of year. We like to go picking wild blackberries! We left if a little bit late this year but we still managed to get enough for next weekend's dessert...apple & blackberry crumble...yum! #autumn  #blackberries  #foraging  #foragingandfeasting  #wildpickings  #wildberries  #autumnfruits  #familytradition  #blackberrycrumble  #familylife  #lifewithkids  #childhoodunplugged  #letthembelittle  #myhomestyle  #instamama  #september  #eleanorsroomuk  #essex  #iloveautumn 
It's definitely that time of year. ๐Ÿต๏ธNasturtium harvest! The Seeds, flowers, & leaves. Making batches of nasturtium infused vinegar for ๐Ÿ”ฅ fire cider๐Ÿบ. Cold season is approaching, and fire cider is a fave of mine for speeding up a cold recovery and for preventing getting sick in the first place.
It's definitely that time of year. ๐Ÿต๏ธNasturtium harvest! The Seeds, flowers, & leaves. Making batches of nasturtium infused vinegar for ๐Ÿ”ฅ fire cider๐Ÿบ. Cold season is approaching, and fire cider is a fave of mine for speeding up a cold recovery and for preventing getting sick in the first place.
Between some fishing guiding, I have been busy the last few days gathering for the winter months ahead. Fairy ring mushrooms, blackberries and preparing acorns have been on the agenda. #foraging #wales #walesonaplate #foragingandfeasting #foragers #food #foods #foodtourism #fungi #mushrooms #mushroomsofinstagram #mushroom #yearoflegends #findyourepic #foodies #berries #blackberry #blackberries #acorns #acorn #oak #oaktree
Lobster mushrooms I found on the Borrego trail, becoming mushroom soup! #wildmushrooms #foragingandfeasting
Look at these glycerites. Healing and preventative goodness from the power of plants. 
The elderberry, echinacea and rose hips are a special blend for immune boosting or the first signs of flu. the second, golden one, is elderflower,  believed to offer anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer health benefits. Elderflower is a traditional remedy that's been used medicinally for hundreds of years to treat flu, allergies and boost the health of the respiratory system.
Finally, wild rose petal and lemon balm, a powerful nervine blend for those days when you need a hug. .
These are all prepared with careful foraging or growing on our land. I use the folk method. pack the jars with the plant material and cover with at least 75% Glycerine and 25% distilled water. the elderberry mixture is more 80/20 due to needing to add more glycerine after a bit of the menstruum was absorbed. .
Glycerine is an excellent solvent for many plants. I chose this for our family's medicine because none of us like alcohol and I have sensitivities to it so there's a lot of medicine that goes unused here. No need in that! .
The in a nutshell info I've given here just scratches the surface on making and using glycerites. It's just as easy as an alcohol tincture or water infusion! Just a bit of research needed and voila! Sweet medicine! ๐ŸŒฑ
๐Ÿ“ท: Ashleigh Newnes (GORGEOUS CAPTURE!) Thank you @foragingandfeasting for asking about the recipe๐Ÿ’ž#foragingandfeasting #wildfoodlove #foraging #medicineforthepeople #peoplesmedicine #elderberry #elderflower #sambucus #wildrose #eattheweeds #roadsideramblings #tennessee #tnmagicmoments #middletennessee #herbalist #sustainable #slowfood #selfcare #folkmedicine #plantfolk #weareforestfolk
Look at these glycerites. Healing and preventative goodness from the power of plants. The elderberry, echinacea and rose hips are a special blend for immune boosting or the first signs of flu. the second, golden one, is elderflower, believed to offer anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer health benefits. Elderflower is a traditional remedy that's been used medicinally for hundreds of years to treat flu, allergies and boost the health of the respiratory system. Finally, wild rose petal and lemon balm, a powerful nervine blend for those days when you need a hug. . These are all prepared with careful foraging or growing on our land. I use the folk method. pack the jars with the plant material and cover with at least 75% Glycerine and 25% distilled water. the elderberry mixture is more 80/20 due to needing to add more glycerine after a bit of the menstruum was absorbed. . Glycerine is an excellent solvent for many plants. I chose this for our family's medicine because none of us like alcohol and I have sensitivities to it so there's a lot of medicine that goes unused here. No need in that! . The in a nutshell info I've given here just scratches the surface on making and using glycerites. It's just as easy as an alcohol tincture or water infusion! Just a bit of research needed and voila! Sweet medicine! ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ“ท: Ashleigh Newnes (GORGEOUS CAPTURE!) Thank you @foragingandfeasting for asking about the recipe๐Ÿ’ž#foragingandfeasting  #wildfoodlove  #foraging  #medicineforthepeople  #peoplesmedicine  #elderberry  #elderflower  #sambucus  #wildrose  #eattheweeds  #roadsideramblings  #tennessee  #tnmagicmoments  #middletennessee  #herbalist  #sustainable  #slowfood  #selfcare  #folkmedicine  #plantfolk  #weareforestfolk 
ANNOUNCING FORAGING & FEASTING'S 2018' CALENDAR!
To keep you inspired to forage and feast throughout the months of the year, we are happy to announce that our 2018' calendar is now available. It makes a great gift for a lucky friend and, perhaps, for you too. For more info, please go to our site www.botanicalartspress.com or  or this link http://bit.ly/2gNueZi
Any questions or comments, let us know. Thanks! Dina
ANNOUNCING FORAGING & FEASTING'S 2018' CALENDAR! To keep you inspired to forage and feast throughout the months of the year, we are happy to announce that our 2018' calendar is now available. It makes a great gift for a lucky friend and, perhaps, for you too. For more info, please go to our site www.botanicalartspress.com or or this link http://bit.ly/2gNueZi Any questions or comments, let us know. Thanks! Dina
September foraging begins! #urbannomads #giftsfromnature
Blackberry picking with these two beauties - into the woods we go with a happy heart and stained finger tips ๐Ÿ˜Š#blackberries๐Ÿ‡ #foragingandfeasting #dogwalking #bestfriends #happydays  #devilspunchbowl #autumnaroundthecorner #holiday #travels #unitedkingdom #ancientwoodland #naturegram #naturelovers
Delicious buttery mushrooms I picked this afternoon, they will make a delectable treat for supper tonight ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹#mushrooms #wildmushrooms #bolete #slipperyjacks #scaberstalk #mushroomlove #mushroomhunting #champignons #champignonssauvages #northernontariolife #foragingandfeasting #foraging #foragingmushrooms #deliciousfood #cleaneating #wholefoods #organiceating #veganfood #vegetables #vegetalien
Lots of the coast is plastered in horrible weed so it was nice to get out today in search of late summer fungi. I had quite a bumper harvest and later on the day I found some nice porcini for drying in readiness for next year too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #foraging #wales #fishingandforagingwales #walesonaplate #food #foods #foodstagram #fungi #mushrooms #mushroom #mushroomsofinstagram #yearoflegends #findyourepic #foragingandfeasting #foodies #food #chef #chefsofinstagram #foodtourism #chanterelles #chanterelle #piedmouton #hedgehogfungi #basket #tree #trees
Lots of the coast is plastered in horrible weed so it was nice to get out today in search of late summer fungi. I had quite a bumper harvest and later on the day I found some nice porcini for drying in readiness for next year too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #foraging  #wales  #fishingandforagingwales  #walesonaplate  #food  #foods  #foodstagram  #fungi  #mushrooms  #mushroom  #mushroomsofinstagram  #yearoflegends  #findyourepic  #foragingandfeasting  #foodies  #food  #chef  #chefsofinstagram  #foodtourism  #chanterelles  #chanterelle  #piedmouton  #hedgehogfungi  #basket  #tree  #trees 
Labor Day meant actually taking time for ourselves for about an hour. my youngest said NO WORK, so outside is where I needed to be and I'm over the moon! 
Ringless Honey Mushrooms (white spore print and all!) (Armillaria tabescens) and wild but Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) ! 
Mushrooms will become lunch and the herb has been in my hand - man what an aroma! Lots of fun ideas for Annie! ๐ŸŒฑ
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(Ringless Honey Mushrooms do have poisonous look-a likes  and have to be thoroughly cooked through) do your research! Mushrooms are highly medicinal and free when you take time to know them! ๐Ÿ„
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#sweetannie #wildandfree #getoutside #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting #tnmagicmoments #weareforestfolk #woodlandfolk #gatherers #appalachia #ringlesshoney #foraged #slowfood #eattheweeds #returntonature #lovemyjourney #mypath #abundance #grateful #fallmushrooms #mycology #fungus
Labor Day meant actually taking time for ourselves for about an hour. my youngest said NO WORK, so outside is where I needed to be and I'm over the moon! Ringless Honey Mushrooms (white spore print and all!) (Armillaria tabescens) and wild but Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) ! Mushrooms will become lunch and the herb has been in my hand - man what an aroma! Lots of fun ideas for Annie! ๐ŸŒฑ ๐ŸŒฑ (Ringless Honey Mushrooms do have poisonous look-a likes and have to be thoroughly cooked through) do your research! Mushrooms are highly medicinal and free when you take time to know them! ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿ„ #sweetannie  #wildandfree  #getoutside  #wildfoodlove  #foragingandfeasting  #tnmagicmoments  #weareforestfolk  #woodlandfolk  #gatherers  #appalachia  #ringlesshoney  #foraged  #slowfood  #eattheweeds  #returntonature  #lovemyjourney  #mypath  #abundance  #grateful  #fallmushrooms  #mycology  #fungus 
back to work ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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here harvesting juniperus phoenicea cones.
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Juniperus phoenicea, the Phoenicean juniper or Arรขr, is a juniper found throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal east to Italy, Turkey and Egypt, south on the mountains of Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and in western Saudi Arabia near the Red Sea, and also on Madeira and the Canary Islands
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The tree's essential oil is especially rich in the tricyclic sesquiterpene thujopsene; the heartwood contains an estimated 2.2% of this hydrocarbon.
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the cones can be used in cooking or in alcoholic beverages. Specifically, they are used to flavor gin
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#wonderful_places #foraging #wildfood #eattheweeds #foragingforfood #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting #juniperus #juniperusoxycedrus #juniperusphoenicea #wildernessculture #wildernessbabes #ogliastra #sardegna #sardenia #montura
back to work ๐Ÿ”ฅ . here harvesting juniperus phoenicea cones. . Juniperus phoenicea, the Phoenicean juniper or Arรขr, is a juniper found throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal east to Italy, Turkey and Egypt, south on the mountains of Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and in western Saudi Arabia near the Red Sea, and also on Madeira and the Canary Islands . The tree's essential oil is especially rich in the tricyclic sesquiterpene thujopsene; the heartwood contains an estimated 2.2% of this hydrocarbon. . the cones can be used in cooking or in alcoholic beverages. Specifically, they are used to flavor gin . #wonderful_places  #foraging  #wildfood  #eattheweeds  #foragingforfood  #wildfoodlove  #foragingandfeasting  #juniperus  #juniperusoxycedrus  #juniperusphoenicea  #wildernessculture  #wildernessbabes  #ogliastra  #sardegna  #sardenia  #montura 
Wildcrafted crab-apple cider vinegar ๐ŸŽ Super easy. Costs pennies to make. So nourishing! Recipe and instructions below.
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I chose crab apples because basically everyone in town has this tree in their yard so I went trespassing to gather the fruits. ๐Ÿ™Š In broad daylight, on Labor day when everyone is home. People saw. No one cared because this fruit is totally underestimated!!!
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You can use the whole fruit and slice it into quarters. Or make some apple butter or jelly or crumble and just use the scraps you chopped up, which is what I did.
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๐ŸŽ Step 1: fill any size glass jar half full with your apple peices.
๐ŸŽStep 2: pour water into the jar to the top, measuring how many cups total of water. It's easiest to pour cup by cup and keep a mental count of how many cups you poured to fill it up
๐ŸŽ Step 3: for every cup of water you poured, add 1 Tbsp organic sugar. (1tbsp sugar/C water)
๐ŸŽStep 4: stir and cover the top with cheesecloth or a washcloth & secure with a rubber band
๐ŸŽStep 5: keep somewhere warm and dark and let it ferment for 1 week. After 1 week, strain off the apples and let the liquid ferment for 1- 2 more weeks until it turns brown and vinegary!
๐ŸŽ: Cap it up and store in fridge to stop the fermenting process.
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ACV is great for so many things. I like to drink it straight up for a blood-sugar balancing tonic. I also like that it is an anti-fungal and cold remedy. The benefits are endless though.
Wildcrafted crab-apple cider vinegar ๐ŸŽ Super easy. Costs pennies to make. So nourishing! Recipe and instructions below. - I chose crab apples because basically everyone in town has this tree in their yard so I went trespassing to gather the fruits. ๐Ÿ™Š In broad daylight, on Labor day when everyone is home. People saw. No one cared because this fruit is totally underestimated!!! - You can use the whole fruit and slice it into quarters. Or make some apple butter or jelly or crumble and just use the scraps you chopped up, which is what I did. - ๐ŸŽ Step 1: fill any size glass jar half full with your apple peices. ๐ŸŽStep 2: pour water into the jar to the top, measuring how many cups total of water. It's easiest to pour cup by cup and keep a mental count of how many cups you poured to fill it up ๐ŸŽ Step 3: for every cup of water you poured, add 1 Tbsp organic sugar. (1tbsp sugar/C water) ๐ŸŽStep 4: stir and cover the top with cheesecloth or a washcloth & secure with a rubber band ๐ŸŽStep 5: keep somewhere warm and dark and let it ferment for 1 week. After 1 week, strain off the apples and let the liquid ferment for 1- 2 more weeks until it turns brown and vinegary! ๐ŸŽ: Cap it up and store in fridge to stop the fermenting process. - ACV is great for so many things. I like to drink it straight up for a blood-sugar balancing tonic. I also like that it is an anti-fungal and cold remedy. The benefits are endless though.
Back from a long digital detox and taking stock of our treasures from the forest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Regresamos de un 'digital detox' y admirando nuestros tesoros de la selva
Back from a long digital detox and taking stock of our treasures from the forest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Regresamos de un 'digital detox' y admirando nuestros tesoros de la selva
Berry red bush. Dying to make something with this years overflowing hawthorn berries. I'm thinking a hawthorn infused brandy? #hawthornberries #hawthornbrandy #hawthornheartmedicine #foraging #heartmedicine #foragingandfeasting
Another dish - Onion and butter broth (Welsh onion soup) from this weekend's foraging and food days. ๐Ÿ˜Š #walesonaplate #wales #walescoastalpath #pembrokeshire #foragingandfeasting #foodtourism #foods #food #foodporn #foodies #foodstagram #onion #onions #onionsoup #butter #chefs #chef #chefsofinstagram #foraging #fishingandforagingwales
Fall is coming! Oyster mushrooms beaten by torrential rains mean they need to be eaten now :) no problem! Pears are dripping from the orchard trees and Goldenrod is slowly shining in the fields. Food and medicine #foraging continues! The cycles of a beautiful life continue. #thankful for such #abundance .
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#foragingandfeasting #wildfoodlove #autumn #fall #foraged #eattheweeds #foodismedicine #sustainable #mushrooms #oyster #healtheland #healourselves #medicineforthepeople #freefood #slowfood  #selfcare
Fall is coming! Oyster mushrooms beaten by torrential rains mean they need to be eaten now :) no problem! Pears are dripping from the orchard trees and Goldenrod is slowly shining in the fields. Food and medicine #foraging  continues! The cycles of a beautiful life continue. #thankful  for such #abundance  . . #foragingandfeasting  #wildfoodlove  #autumn  #fall  #foraged  #eattheweeds  #foodismedicine  #sustainable  #mushrooms  #oyster  #healtheland  #healourselves  #medicineforthepeople  #freefood  #slowfood  #selfcare 
Foraging walk #foraging #foragingforberries #foragingforfood #foragingandfeasting #foragingisfun #foraginglife #foragingwithkids #foragingfood ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒโ˜˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฐ
FORAGING & FEASTING ON FRESH ROSE HIPS TODAY AT THE OCEAN. I love gathering these wild succulent fruits and eating them right off the rose bush, spitting out the seeds and savoring the sweet, tart, red flesh. It's amazing how this gorgeous edible wildflower that turns into a nutrient dense hip sprouts right out of the beach sand. Scientifically called Rosa rugosa, this perennial thrives in harsh growing conditions, preferring the windswept, barren-seeming dunes over my garden where it grows in a less than robust fashion. I encourage everyone who can to plant this wild medicinal rose for its beauty, and for its tonic food and therapeutic properties.
~ CULINARY USES: Flowers petals: raw in butter, dessert, salad, as general garnish; cooked in beverage, dessert Hip: raw in dessert, beverage; cooked in beverage, fruit sauce, dessert. ~ QUALITIES: Flower: mild, perfume-like, sweet, sour and bitter; gently tones & astringes female reproductive & respiratory systems; harmonizes blood flow. Hip: sour; high in vitamin C & bioflavonoids; promotes general health, helps during colds and infections. Seed: hard and not tasty can be processed into medicinal oil or powdered into food as vitamin E supplement.
~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Rose (Rosa rugosa) Plant Map illustration from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q
~ DO YOU CONSUME rose hips, and if yes how so?
FORAGING & FEASTING ON FRESH ROSE HIPS TODAY AT THE OCEAN. I love gathering these wild succulent fruits and eating them right off the rose bush, spitting out the seeds and savoring the sweet, tart, red flesh. It's amazing how this gorgeous edible wildflower that turns into a nutrient dense hip sprouts right out of the beach sand. Scientifically called Rosa rugosa, this perennial thrives in harsh growing conditions, preferring the windswept, barren-seeming dunes over my garden where it grows in a less than robust fashion. I encourage everyone who can to plant this wild medicinal rose for its beauty, and for its tonic food and therapeutic properties. ~ CULINARY USES: Flowers petals: raw in butter, dessert, salad, as general garnish; cooked in beverage, dessert Hip: raw in dessert, beverage; cooked in beverage, fruit sauce, dessert. ~ QUALITIES: Flower: mild, perfume-like, sweet, sour and bitter; gently tones & astringes female reproductive & respiratory systems; harmonizes blood flow. Hip: sour; high in vitamin C & bioflavonoids; promotes general health, helps during colds and infections. Seed: hard and not tasty can be processed into medicinal oil or powdered into food as vitamin E supplement. ~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Rose (Rosa rugosa) Plant Map illustration from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q ~ DO YOU CONSUME rose hips, and if yes how so?
Hello September, I'm so excited to see what you hold in store โ˜บ๏ธ. One of my fave bits of this time of the year is the joy of foraging and today was nothing short of being bountiful (maybe a few too many bramble thorns still stuck in my arms and legs and a few rather grateful moments to stumble into much needed dock leaves ๐Ÿ˜). Fortunately not without inspiration as I attempted a blackberry Jus with our roasted duck tonight and it turned out delish ๐Ÿ˜‹. #blackberries #jus #blackberryjus #dinner #health #wellbeing #balance #foraging #foragingandfeasting #foragingforfood #nutrition #eatingtherainbow #nutritionaltherapist
Hello September, I'm so excited to see what you hold in store โ˜บ๏ธ. One of my fave bits of this time of the year is the joy of foraging and today was nothing short of being bountiful (maybe a few too many bramble thorns still stuck in my arms and legs and a few rather grateful moments to stumble into much needed dock leaves ๐Ÿ˜). Fortunately not without inspiration as I attempted a blackberry Jus with our roasted duck tonight and it turned out delish ๐Ÿ˜‹. #blackberries  #jus  #blackberryjus  #dinner  #health  #wellbeing  #balance  #foraging  #foragingandfeasting  #foragingforfood  #nutrition  #eatingtherainbow  #nutritionaltherapist 
One of my favorite #wildandfree #foraging partners. We haven't been able to get out like I would truly like lately but soon! Here we've gathered some gorgeous Sumac (Rhus) for winter use. 
POWERFUL anti-oxidant through water-soluable vitamin C. Take about one large drupe (cluster of seeds) in a quart jar, fill with water and allow to sit a least 3 hours or overnight in a cool place. sweeten if you like, this is tart but delicious all on its own. FOOD IS MEDICINE and all around us. 
Food is always the first go-to for self care and available to everyone! .
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#foodismedicine #medicineforthepeople #freefoodforeveryone #tennessee #middletennessee #pinksumacade #sumac #rhus #family #lifeunplugged #foraging #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting #slowfood #nativeamerican #nativeplants #appalachia #foraged #hedgerow #herbalism #nativeways #sustainable #sustainableliving #returntonature #medicinalplants #eattheweeds #theplantsknow
One of my favorite #wildandfree  #foraging  partners. We haven't been able to get out like I would truly like lately but soon! Here we've gathered some gorgeous Sumac (Rhus) for winter use. POWERFUL anti-oxidant through water-soluable vitamin C. Take about one large drupe (cluster of seeds) in a quart jar, fill with water and allow to sit a least 3 hours or overnight in a cool place. sweeten if you like, this is tart but delicious all on its own. FOOD IS MEDICINE and all around us. Food is always the first go-to for self care and available to everyone! . . #foodismedicine  #medicineforthepeople  #freefoodforeveryone  #tennessee  #middletennessee  #pinksumacade  #sumac  #rhus  #family  #lifeunplugged  #foraging  #wildfoodlove  #foragingandfeasting  #slowfood  #nativeamerican  #nativeplants  #appalachia  #foraged  #hedgerow  #herbalism  #nativeways  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #returntonature  #medicinalplants  #eattheweeds  #theplantsknow 
Cedar Oatmeal w GORP ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ
(an Algonquin tripping special) 
These are some smoky fire oats from day 2 on Big Trout Lake. I mixed some cinnamon, ginger and cloves into this oatmeal and topped w dark chocolate, gorp and cedar!!
@campnorthway i miss you
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#oats #canoetrips #canoetripping #algonquin #algonquinpark #canoealgonquin #cedar #gorp #campingbreakfast #campingfood #campinghacks #foraging #foragingforfood #foragedfood #foragecereal #foragingandfeasting
Cedar Oatmeal w GORP ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ (an Algonquin tripping special) These are some smoky fire oats from day 2 on Big Trout Lake. I mixed some cinnamon, ginger and cloves into this oatmeal and topped w dark chocolate, gorp and cedar!! @campnorthway i miss you Used: @bobsredmill gf oats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #oats  #canoetrips  #canoetripping  #algonquin  #algonquinpark  #canoealgonquin  #cedar  #gorp  #campingbreakfast  #campingfood  #campinghacks  #foraging  #foragingforfood  #foragedfood  #foragecereal  #foragingandfeasting 
Wild oregano in Calabria. As per tradition we save in jars to be used to flavor almost all dishes. Only second to peperoncino (chili peppers) - Lโ€™origano selvatico calabrese, come da tradizione ,viene conservato nei โ€˜boccacciโ€™ ed utilizzato tutto lโ€™anno per insaporire le pietanze con il suo profumo dโ€™estate. 
Ph: @ro_berta85 
#Calabria #origanocalabrese #landscapes_calabria ๎€ˆ: @landscapes_calabria #calabria #olivadi #lucianoschipano #oregano #herbs #torontoeats #torontolife #organic #ontariolove #pizza #416  #calabresinelmondo #foragingandfeasting
Wild oregano in Calabria. As per tradition we save in jars to be used to flavor almost all dishes. Only second to peperoncino (chili peppers) - Lโ€™origano selvatico calabrese, come da tradizione ,viene conservato nei โ€˜boccacciโ€™ ed utilizzato tutto lโ€™anno per insaporire le pietanze con il suo profumo dโ€™estate. Ph: @ro_berta85 #Calabria  #origanocalabrese  #landscapes_calabria  ๎€ˆ: @landscapes_calabria #calabria  #olivadi  #lucianoschipano  #oregano  #herbs  #torontoeats  #torontolife  #organic  #ontariolove  #pizza  #416  #calabresinelmondo  #foragingandfeasting 
Middle of the Day Tonic for feeling refreshed ๐Ÿ”„ and focused ๐Ÿ’ญ.
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Handful of Beet greens & stems ๐ŸŒฑ
Handful of Purslane ๐ŸŒฟ
1/4 C Pine water kefir ๐ŸŒฒ
1/2 C Watermelon ๐Ÿ‰
Tbsp Ginger, grated ๐Ÿ’ฎ
1 C Water ๐Ÿ’ง
Blend. ๐ŸŒช๏ธ
Middle of the Day Tonic for feeling refreshed ๐Ÿ”„ and focused ๐Ÿ’ญ. -- Handful of Beet greens & stems ๐ŸŒฑ Handful of Purslane ๐ŸŒฟ 1/4 C Pine water kefir ๐ŸŒฒ 1/2 C Watermelon ๐Ÿ‰ Tbsp Ginger, grated ๐Ÿ’ฎ 1 C Water ๐Ÿ’ง Blend. ๐ŸŒช๏ธ
Absolute abundance! Mugwort on the left (I've cut it back twice!) and Lamb's Quarters on the right. I grow incredible weeds, both of these are or were taller than the building behind me! ๐ŸŒฑ
#herbalist #freefood #medicine #gatheredandgrown #foragingandfeasting #thankful #mothernature #wildandfree #wildfoodlove #organic #skincare #plantbased #herbal #oldways #kitchengarden #zengarden #mugwort #artemisia #lambsquarters #slowfood #tennessee #middletennessee #sfmtn #greensfordays #wildedibles
Absolute abundance! Mugwort on the left (I've cut it back twice!) and Lamb's Quarters on the right. I grow incredible weeds, both of these are or were taller than the building behind me! ๐ŸŒฑ #herbalist  #freefood  #medicine  #gatheredandgrown  #foragingandfeasting  #thankful  #mothernature  #wildandfree  #wildfoodlove  #organic  #skincare  #plantbased  #herbal  #oldways  #kitchengarden  #zengarden  #mugwort  #artemisia  #lambsquarters  #slowfood  #tennessee  #middletennessee  #sfmtn  #greensfordays  #wildedibles 
APPLE MINT BLOOMING NOW โ€” lush with light lavender long flower spikes that the bees are loving. I am pleased to see this tasty mint's nectar feeding the pollinators too. We keep a wild patch of it. Note: needs to be kept in check as this mint wants to takeover. Still I welcome it for its gift of tea and food, and for its beauty, and now for the pollinators. The tea is aromatic, invigorating & cooling; the mellowest of the mints; with a smoother, greener flavor than spearmint or peppermint.
~ CULINARY USES: Leaf & flower: raw in beverage, relish, salad, as flavorful garnish; cooked in beverage, dessert, soup, meat loaf, fish topping. Flower: raw in butter. Flavor (essential oil) strongest as plant begins to flower, milder before & after flower.
~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Apple Mint Plant Map illustration from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q
~ DO YOU CONSUME apple mint and if yes how so?
APPLE MINT BLOOMING NOW โ€” lush with light lavender long flower spikes that the bees are loving. I am pleased to see this tasty mint's nectar feeding the pollinators too. We keep a wild patch of it. Note: needs to be kept in check as this mint wants to takeover. Still I welcome it for its gift of tea and food, and for its beauty, and now for the pollinators. The tea is aromatic, invigorating & cooling; the mellowest of the mints; with a smoother, greener flavor than spearmint or peppermint. ~ CULINARY USES: Leaf & flower: raw in beverage, relish, salad, as flavorful garnish; cooked in beverage, dessert, soup, meat loaf, fish topping. Flower: raw in butter. Flavor (essential oil) strongest as plant begins to flower, milder before & after flower. ~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Apple Mint Plant Map illustration from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q ~ DO YOU CONSUME apple mint and if yes how so?
it's almost time ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ฅ
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Arbutus unedo (strawberry tree) is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the family Ericaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe. The fruit is a red berry, 1โ€“2 cm diameter, with a rough surface. It matures in about 12 months, in autumn, at the same time as the next flowering. It is edible; the fruit is sweet when reddish, and tastes similar to a fig. Arbutus unedo serves as a bee plant for honey production, and the fruits are food for birds. The fruits are also used to make jams, beverages, and liqueurs (such as the Portuguese medronho, a type of strong brandy). Many regions of Albania prepare the traditional drink raki from the fruits of the plant (mare or kocimare in Albanian), hence comes the name of the drink "raki kocimareje". In order to reduce the high content of methanol in the drink, the spirit is distilled twice. Honey produced has a characteristic bitter taste.In Turkey the fruit is called kocayemiลŸ and it is consumed as a fresh fruit, usually sold in the streets in November and December.
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#foraging #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting #woodinglab #woodingherbario #wildfood #eattheweeds #foragingforfood #foragingisfun
it's almost time ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ฅ . . Arbutus unedo (strawberry tree) is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the family Ericaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe. The fruit is a red berry, 1โ€“2 cm diameter, with a rough surface. It matures in about 12 months, in autumn, at the same time as the next flowering. It is edible; the fruit is sweet when reddish, and tastes similar to a fig. Arbutus unedo serves as a bee plant for honey production, and the fruits are food for birds. The fruits are also used to make jams, beverages, and liqueurs (such as the Portuguese medronho, a type of strong brandy). Many regions of Albania prepare the traditional drink raki from the fruits of the plant (mare or kocimare in Albanian), hence comes the name of the drink "raki kocimareje". In order to reduce the high content of methanol in the drink, the spirit is distilled twice. Honey produced has a characteristic bitter taste.In Turkey the fruit is called kocayemiลŸ and it is consumed as a fresh fruit, usually sold in the streets in November and December. . . #foraging  #wildfoodlove  #foragingandfeasting  #woodinglab  #woodingherbario  #wildfood  #eattheweeds  #foragingforfood  #foragingisfun 
Wer mรถchte Cruuumble? Mit wilden Blaubeeren und buttrigen Streuseln ๐Ÿ’™ ~~ Who's ready for some delicious blueberry crumble? ๐Ÿ’™ #baking #blueberries #foragingandfeasting #homemade #blaubeeren #selbstgepflรผckt #cooking #kochen #backen #crumble #blueberrycrumble #foodie #blogger #vegetarian @ich.liebe.foodblogs @rezeptebuchcom @thefeedfeed
ELDERBERRY HARVEST: HAVE YOU GATHERED ANY YET? Now and for the next few weeks elderberries will be ripening and perfect for harvesting. ~ LOOK FOR it in full sun to part shade in damp, humus-rich soil. Typically found growing wild in stream banks, thickets, woodland openings, roadsides and ditches. Hardiness Zones (USDA): 3โ€“10
~ THE BARELY SWEET, slightly acid, and mineral flavored berry is nutrient dense, containing high amounts of iron and bioflavonoids. It is frequently consumed for its therapeutic properties as an immune tonic / anti-viral in the form of a syrup or tincture. Why not make our own immune boosting syrup?
~ ELDERBERRY SYRUP recipe link here: http://bit.ly/1NnFGj3
~ USE FULLY RIPE BERRY in food dishes too: raw in salad, salsa, dessert, butter, beverage; cooked in dessert, fruit sauce, soup, stew.
~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Elderberry Plant Map illustration from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q
~ DO YOU CONSUME elderberries and if yes how so?
~ CAUTIONARY NOTE: All plant parts except flower & ripe fruit can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; occasionally, even raw, ripe berries can cause nausea (although never experienced by the author after several years of consumption).
ELDERBERRY HARVEST: HAVE YOU GATHERED ANY YET? Now and for the next few weeks elderberries will be ripening and perfect for harvesting. ~ LOOK FOR it in full sun to part shade in damp, humus-rich soil. Typically found growing wild in stream banks, thickets, woodland openings, roadsides and ditches. Hardiness Zones (USDA): 3โ€“10 ~ THE BARELY SWEET, slightly acid, and mineral flavored berry is nutrient dense, containing high amounts of iron and bioflavonoids. It is frequently consumed for its therapeutic properties as an immune tonic / anti-viral in the form of a syrup or tincture. Why not make our own immune boosting syrup? ~ ELDERBERRY SYRUP recipe link here: http://bit.ly/1NnFGj3 ~ USE FULLY RIPE BERRY in food dishes too: raw in salad, salsa, dessert, butter, beverage; cooked in dessert, fruit sauce, soup, stew. ~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Elderberry Plant Map illustration from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q ~ DO YOU CONSUME elderberries and if yes how so? ~ CAUTIONARY NOTE: All plant parts except flower & ripe fruit can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; occasionally, even raw, ripe berries can cause nausea (although never experienced by the author after several years of consumption).
carpobrotus edulis ๐Ÿƒ
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It's an invasive plant here in Italy so don't be afraid to harvest its delicious leaves and fruits. Fruit - raw, cooked, dried for later use or made into pickles. There is very little flesh in the fruit and it must be fully ripe otherwise it is very astringent. Leaves - raw or cooked. Succulent, they are eaten in salads and can also be used as a substitute for pickled cucumber.
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#sardiniaexperience #seaside #woodingherbario #foraging #foragingforfood #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting #wildfood #sardinia #sardegna #sardegnagram #sardegnaofficial
carpobrotus edulis ๐Ÿƒ . . It's an invasive plant here in Italy so don't be afraid to harvest its delicious leaves and fruits. Fruit - raw, cooked, dried for later use or made into pickles. There is very little flesh in the fruit and it must be fully ripe otherwise it is very astringent. Leaves - raw or cooked. Succulent, they are eaten in salads and can also be used as a substitute for pickled cucumber. . #sardiniaexperience  #seaside  #woodingherbario  #foraging  #foragingforfood  #wildfoodlove  #foragingandfeasting  #wildfood  #sardinia  #sardegna  #sardegnagram  #sardegnaofficial 
Before I knew what this plant was I called it a fake elephant ear. The leaves grow to be the size of blankets. @foragingandfeasting has a beautiful description and ID of the plant. This is its first year growing. Anyone know what it is? HINT: I'll save this first year roots and dry them to use medicinally in teas, tinctures and ground as powder. #eatwild
Before I knew what this plant was I called it a fake elephant ear. The leaves grow to be the size of blankets. @foragingandfeasting has a beautiful description and ID of the plant. This is its first year growing. Anyone know what it is? HINT: I'll save this first year roots and dry them to use medicinally in teas, tinctures and ground as powder. #eatwild 
On foraging for edible delights: @hedgerowguru joins our series of talks at @herefordfood, 26 Aug. Link in bio. #hif #adelenozedar #foraging #foragingandfeasting #foodfestival #herefordfood
in the middle of carpobrotus edulis... one of my favorite beach plants ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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It's an invasive plant here in Italy so don't be afraid to harvest its delicious leaves and fruits. Fruit - raw, cooked, dried for later use or made into pickles. There is very little flesh in the fruit and it must be fully ripe otherwise it is very astringent. Leaves - raw or cooked. Succulent, they are eaten in salads and can also be used as a substitute for pickled cucumber.
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#sardiniaexperience #seaside #woodingherbario #foraging #foragingforfood #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting #wildfood #sardinia #sardegna #sardegnagram #sardegnaofficial
in the middle of carpobrotus edulis... one of my favorite beach plants ๐Ÿ’ฅ . . It's an invasive plant here in Italy so don't be afraid to harvest its delicious leaves and fruits. Fruit - raw, cooked, dried for later use or made into pickles. There is very little flesh in the fruit and it must be fully ripe otherwise it is very astringent. Leaves - raw or cooked. Succulent, they are eaten in salads and can also be used as a substitute for pickled cucumber. . #sardiniaexperience  #seaside  #woodingherbario  #foraging  #foragingforfood  #wildfoodlove  #foragingandfeasting  #wildfood  #sardinia  #sardegna  #sardegnagram  #sardegnaofficial 
Thank you all so much for the love on the last post! I wrote a huge introduction and right at the point of ready to post, my phone died and it was lost. I'll do it again on another post, because it's fun! 
Nice to meet you all here! Thank you for being a part of my journey and giving us a voice and space to share! 
This Ganoderma was found in a not so wild place which ways reminds me that the natural and spiritual world are always in charge! I'm just a lucky visitor and need to tread lightly. 
#Ganoderma #mycology #fungus #medicineforthepeople #peoplesmedicine #ancientways #abundance #mothernature #beauty #nature #beautyisintheeye #herbalist #herbalism #medicinewoman #appalachia #tennessee #middletennessee #sharemystory #gentlefolk #forestfolk #weareforestfolk #wildfoodlove #foragingandfeasting #foraged #sustainable #payattention #alwayslearning #myjourney #mypath
Thank you all so much for the love on the last post! I wrote a huge introduction and right at the point of ready to post, my phone died and it was lost. I'll do it again on another post, because it's fun! Nice to meet you all here! Thank you for being a part of my journey and giving us a voice and space to share! This Ganoderma was found in a not so wild place which ways reminds me that the natural and spiritual world are always in charge! I'm just a lucky visitor and need to tread lightly. #Ganoderma  #mycology  #fungus  #medicineforthepeople  #peoplesmedicine  #ancientways  #abundance  #mothernature  #beauty  #nature  #beautyisintheeye  #herbalist  #herbalism  #medicinewoman  #appalachia  #tennessee  #middletennessee  #sharemystory  #gentlefolk  #forestfolk  #weareforestfolk  #wildfoodlove  #foragingandfeasting  #foraged  #sustainable  #payattention  #alwayslearning  #myjourney  #mypath 
Two pounds of Elder berries, almost 2 pounds of Chanterelles and a bucket of Sumac. When ya find all this #wildfoodlove greatness, pose with it! ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ’œ!!! Just takes a little time and know how (along with a great friend or few) to #forage successfully! .
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#foragingandfeasting #tennesseebackroads #woodland #weareforestfolk #foragedfoods #middletennessee #sustainableharvest #livegreentennessee #livegreen #chanterelle #elderberry #sumac #wildedibles #slowfood #intentional #lovemylife #lifeunplugged #wildandfree #plantbased #letfoodbethymedicine #vegetarian #vegan #medicineforthepeople #medicine
Two pounds of Elder berries, almost 2 pounds of Chanterelles and a bucket of Sumac. When ya find all this #wildfoodlove  greatness, pose with it! ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ’œ!!! Just takes a little time and know how (along with a great friend or few) to #forage  successfully! . . #foragingandfeasting  #tennesseebackroads  #woodland  #weareforestfolk  #foragedfoods  #middletennessee  #sustainableharvest  #livegreentennessee  #livegreen  #chanterelle  #elderberry  #sumac  #wildedibles  #slowfood  #intentional  #lovemylife  #lifeunplugged  #wildandfree  #plantbased  #letfoodbethymedicine  #vegetarian  #vegan  #medicineforthepeople  #medicine 
STINGING NETTLE SEED MOMENT. Now and for the next few weeks stinging nettle seed is ripe for harvesting. These green seeds are eaten in very small amounts (1/4 teaspoon) as a tonic food to boost adrenal health. They have a crunchy texture and a subtle flavor that suggests a raw peanut / raw green bean. They can be eaten fresh, or dried or tinctured for later use. Gather them while they are green and vibrant; not yet browning. 
Stinging nettle, scientifically referred to as Urtica dioica, is a perennial with roots that run about sprouting new plants. And so while it also reproduces by seed, harvesting some should not pose any threat. This plant does sting, so protect yourself if desired. FYI, the seeds also gently sting my tongue. ~ LOOK FOR it in full sun to part shade in moist fertile soil. 
Often found in meadows, gardens, riverbanks, and woodland openings and edges. Hardiness Zones (USDA): 4โ€“8
~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Stinging Nettle Plant Map illustration (page 2) from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q
~ DO YOU consume nettle seed, and if yes, how so and for what therapeutic purpose?
STINGING NETTLE SEED MOMENT. Now and for the next few weeks stinging nettle seed is ripe for harvesting. These green seeds are eaten in very small amounts (1/4 teaspoon) as a tonic food to boost adrenal health. They have a crunchy texture and a subtle flavor that suggests a raw peanut / raw green bean. They can be eaten fresh, or dried or tinctured for later use. Gather them while they are green and vibrant; not yet browning. Stinging nettle, scientifically referred to as Urtica dioica, is a perennial with roots that run about sprouting new plants. And so while it also reproduces by seed, harvesting some should not pose any threat. This plant does sting, so protect yourself if desired. FYI, the seeds also gently sting my tongue. ~ LOOK FOR it in full sun to part shade in moist fertile soil. Often found in meadows, gardens, riverbanks, and woodland openings and edges. Hardiness Zones (USDA): 4โ€“8 ~ TO HELP with id, harvest and use, here is the Stinging Nettle Plant Map illustration (page 2) from Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi (me), illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Book link ~ http://bit.ly/1Auh44Q ~ DO YOU consume nettle seed, and if yes, how so and for what therapeutic purpose?
Berry, berry sexy ๐Ÿ”ฅ #iwouldpickyou #raspbellies #foragingandfeasting