Wild Seasons: Gathering and Cooking Wild Plants of the



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  1. Alicia Bayer Alicia Bayer says:

    I ordered a used copy of this book after seeing a recipe for Purple Passion Pie using elderberry juice from this book online that's it on the cover and was delighted to find that it was such a fantastic little read It's one of those delightful older foraging books written by an author who loved the subject and dedicated years of her life to learning and teaching about it Young is from Nebraska so the foraging information is best suited for midwesterners There are simple black and white drawings for ID so you need to consult with other sources for positive identification of new plants You should do that anyway though Young provides basic information and then a few recipes for each wild food she covers which are arranged by appearance in the year thus elderflowers are earlier in the book than elderberries even though they are both elderThere are about 50 wild plants covered and our family forages probably 40 of them She covers pretty standard wild foods that are tasty and usually plentiful such as lambs uarters goosefoot wild grapes elderberries pawpaws black walnuts cattails mint mulberries purslane sand cherries raspberries nettles dandelions wild asparagus watercress milkweed and violets For each she offers a sketch detailed description distribution habitat seasons to collect cautions additional information and recipes I love how dedicated Young is to this subject which makes the book a delight for anyone who also loves foraging For instance she writes about how Euell Gibbons said stinging nettles could be used as a vegetarian substitute for rennet in cheese making because it coagulates milk and says she not only tried to do it with all kinds of milk powdered canned fresh but after reading about it again in another book she sought out two chemists at a local dairy to help her try to do it None of them were ever able to find any way at all to make it work and tests showed nothing particular in nettles that would do so but she writes that she has not given up experimenting Then she goes on to tell you lots of other wonderful things about nettles and what to do with themThis isn't a book to get if you like lots of shiny pictures and just a couple of paragraphs to tell you what to forage This is a book to read in the bath on a cold winter day to plan out next year's foraging adventures to flip through when your family brings home buffalo berries and you want to know what to do with them or to try out new recipes for favorite wild foods when you find a bounty It's one of my favorite foraging books which is saying a lot as I own many


  2. Kristie Kristie says:

    This is a fun resource for edible wild plants I did read all the plant descriptions and identifying characteristics I did not read all the recipes but checked them out enough to be tempted by many


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Wild Seasons: Gathering and Cooking Wild Plants of the Great Plains ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ Wild Seasons: Gathering and Cooking Wild Plants of the Great Plains By Kay Young ✍ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk For nature lovers as well as cooks there's plenty to whet the appetite in this uniue field guide cum cookbook Starting with the first plants ready for eating in the early spring watercress and nettles For Gathering and Cooking Wild ePUB í nature lovers as Gathering and PDF Ì well as cooks there's plenty to whet the appetite in this uniue field guide cum cookbook Starting with the first plants ready for eating in the early spring watercress and nettles and following the seuence of harvest through the late fall persim mons and Wild Seasons: ePUB í Jerusalem artichokes Kay Young offers full easy to follow directions for identifying gathering and preparing some four Seasons: Gathering and Cooking Wild eBook ✓ dozen edible wild plants of the Great Plains And since most of the plants occur elsewhere as well residents of other regions will find much of interest here 'This is not a survival Seasons: Gathering and PDF Å book writes the author; only those plants whose flavor and availability warrant the time and effort to collect or grow them are included The nearly recipes range from old time favorites poke sallet; catnip tea; horehound lozenges; hickory nut cake; a cupboardful of jams jellies and pies to Seasons: Gathering and Cooking Wild eBook ✓ enticing new creations wild violet salad milkweed sandwiches cattail pollen pancakes day lily hors d'oeuvres prickly pear cactus relish Reflecting the author's conviction that just as we can never go back to subsisting wholly on wild things neither should we exclude them from our lives this book serves up generous portions of botanical information and ecological wisdom along with good food.