Saturday, April 17, 2010

Eat the weeds?

Barb brought me home a book from the library this week. I'm surprised to see the names of many of the weeds we have around here. I'll have to try a few of them out. There's the obvious dandelion but there are others such as Cattails (which we have an over abunance) and Queen Anne's Lace that look promissing.

I wasn't planning to look this deeply to find food sources on our property but I think it's worth a try. We have enjoyed some wild food over the years like wild leaks, wild asparagus and morel mushrooms. Speaking of morels they come in to season in a few weeks. That is the highlight of our spring. Some years we find only a few morels but other years we have founds several pounds worth of them. They are simply to die for and I urge you to look for them in the wild or in your local fresh food markets in May (Ontario). They are absoutely delicious.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to have to see if I can find a copy of that book myself!