Edible Foraging; Lambs Quarters, Poke, Dandelions and Blackberries

Edible Foraging; Lambs Quarters, Poke, Dandelions and Blackberries

by Robin
(northeast Pa)

Lambs Quarter is very tasty steamed. We have 3 acres and it is found readily here in northeast Pa.

Also the shoots of Poke when picked very young are a good source of vitamins, and it tastes somewhat like asparagus. Don't pick it when it is past 4 or 5 inches though as then it is toxic.

Of course there is always dandelion. We like it with hot bacon dressing.

Gathering the heads of wild elderberries and drying them for use in a tea, is very good as a cold remedy.

There is thankfully, an abundance of wild blackberries and wild black raspberries here, that we freeze and use in our ritual blender drinks. Plain yogurt--homemade or store bought, along with a bananna and some berries and whatever else is on hand, helps keep the doctor away.

Jeruselum artichokes will multiply like crazy, and the tubers are good eating. Recipes for them can be found on the net.

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