Backyard Foraging

65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat

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Author: Ellen Zachos

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120091

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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There’s food growing everywhere! You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Full-color photographs make identification easy, while tips on common plant locations, pesticides, pollution, and dangerous flora make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

Backyard Foraging

65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat

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Author: Ellen Zachos

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428496

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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There’s food growing everywhere! You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Full-color photographs make identification easy, while tips on common plant locations, pesticides, pollution, and dangerous flora make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

Edible Wild Plants

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Author: John Kallas

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423616596

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Edible wild plants have one or more parts that can be used for food if gathered at the appropriate stage of growth and properly prepared. Edible Wild Plants includes extensive information and recipes on plants from the four categories. Foundation greens: wild spinach, chickweed, mallow, purslane; tart greens: curlydock, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel; pungent greens: wild mustard, wintercress, garlic mustard,shepherd’s purse; and bitter greens: dandelion, cat’s ear, sow thistle, nipplewort. Dr. John Kallas has investigated and taught about edible wild plants since 1970. He founded WildFood Adventures (www.wildfoodadventures.com) in 1993 and is the publisher and editor of Wild FoodAdventurer. He lives in Portland, Oregon. The definitive work on growing, harvesting, and eating wild greens.

Urban Foraging

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Author: David Craft

Publisher: David Craft

ISBN: 1450707513

Category: Urban plants

Page: 146

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Eat Your Yard

Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs, and Flowers For Your Landscape

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Author: Nan Chase

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423616733

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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Edible plants provide spring blossoms, colorful fruit and flowers, lush greenery, fall foliage, and beautiful structure, but they also offer fruits, nuts, and seeds that you can eat, cook with, and preserve. Eat Your Yard! includes ideas for creating the landscape as well as an overview and tips on canning, pickling, dehydrating, freezing, juicing, and fermenting.

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

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Author: Katrina Blair

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585176

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.

Front Yard Forager

Identifying, Collecting, and Cooking the 30 Most Common Urban Weeds

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Author: Melany Vorass

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594857482

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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CLICK HERE to download the first two chapters from The Front Yard Forager * It doesn't get any more local than your own front yard! * Delicious and nutritious original recipes featuring horsetail, wild fennel, chickweed, and more * Many weeds pack a greater nutritional punch than store-bought vegetables The Front Yard Forager brings DIY harvesting right to your door, making foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone even in the middle of the city or suburbia. From the yard to the parking strip, in city parks or along municipal thoroughfares, food is abundant and free for the taking! The Front Yard Forager invites all of us to take control of our food by entering into the fun and delicious world of foraging. A concise field guide and recipe book, it showcases the 30 most readily found edible urban weeds. From dandelion to day lily, nipplewort to nettle, and pineapple weed to purslane there’s a salad bowl full of fresh edibles just waiting to be collected and put to good use. Each plant profile features an easy-to-use field identification guide, including photographs, as well as where to find the plant and what to do with it in the kitchen. Recipes range from simple and classic to practically gourmet, while introductory chapters and sidebars cover the hows and whys of foraging: ethics, nutritional information, harvesting, precautions, and more. Written by Seattle's Melany Vorass, a longtime instructor of urban foraging, The Front Yard Forager brings DIY harvesting right to your door, making foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone—even in the middle of the city—or suburbia. Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2014 "Better Books for a Better World" Silver Award!

Dandelion Hunter

Foraging the Urban Wilderness

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Author: Rebecca Lerner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793139

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. Humorous, philosophical, and informative, Dandelion Hunter has something for everyone, from the curious neophyte to the seasoned forager.

A Feast of Weeds

A Literary Guide to Foraging and Cooking Wild Edible Plants

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Author: Luigi Ballerini

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520270347

Category: Cooking

Page: 276

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"A dazzling display of humanistic erudition, wit, and practical culinary advice. Ballerini's living herbarium reinitiates modern readers living in the concrete manswarm into the joys of foraging, gathering, and savoring herbs, flowers, and berries. Its wide-ranging historical context, a veritable documentary of poets and chroniclers of past and present, is a learned celebration of nature's bounty. Practical and flavorful recipes for each plant transport the 'weeds' from the field to the palate and enhance a narrative enriched by splendid complementary footnotes."—Albert Sonnenfeld, Series Director, Arts of the Table "Weeds indeed. A guide as witty as he is erudite, Luigi Ballerini has given us a remarkable compendium of the wild greens, along with their flowers and fruits, that people have foraged and eaten for millennia. Once the food of the poor, such ingredients are now in high demand. Gathering greens both familiar—such as mint or borage—and obscure—milk thistle and wallrocket—Ballerini draws upon a diverse cast of authors to attest or dispute their real or alleged medicinal powers. Just as important, he never neglects to suggest how they taste or to present fine recipes so that we can savor them for ourselves."—Carol Field, author of The Italian Baker "The scholar and poet Luigi Ballerini has given us a mouthwatering treasure of inventive Italian recipes for foraged wild plants adapted for the American locavore kitchen (including ten for borage alone, as well as nettle and purslane frittatas, and prickly pear risotto). This elegantly illustrated volume is peppered with humor and tastefully seasoned with a wealth of cultural, historical, and scientific sources and information. A Feast of Weeds is food for both the palate and the mind."—Jean-Claude Carron, University of California, Los Angeles

Edible Plants

Plants You Can Eat to Survive in the Wild

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Author: Beverly Hill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974034659

Category:

Page: 86

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It's often said that the last thing you need to worry about when in a survival situation is what you're going to eat. The human body is highly resilient, and can go without food for longer than you think. On the other hand, shelter and water are pretty much non-negotiable in order to survive. However, it is possible to familiarize yourself with edible wild plants before you get into a survival situation, in which case you'll have a good idea of which wild plants you can eat if necessary. In addition, once you learn to identify some of these common edible wild plants, you might be able to add them to your diet while you're still in the city. Ever watched those shows where ordinary people are unexpectedly stranded in the wild and have to survive by their bare wits and living off nature? Notice how some poor guy always runs into trouble when he eats a plant he thinks is safe, but is actually highly poisonous? Clearly his survival instinct weren't up to part. Think you could do a better job? No matter where you are in the world knowing what plants are edible and which ones could kill you is a critical survival skill. You never know when you may be stranded in the woods, washed up on a deserted island, or have to fend for your self when the zombie apocalypse strikes (hey, it could happen). There are some important facts about plants to know which end up keeping you alive by swallowing a few bitter stalks; like knowing the difference between plants that look and smell awful, but are really delicious and nutritious, and what plants smell bad, and taste worse, but may really have enough nutrients to keep you going. Unless you've spent time picking up nifty survival tricks in the army, or were a Boy Scout (or Girl Scout), chance are you probably don't know some of the tricks to finding edible plants. The first things to know are the warning signs that a plant is poisonous: plants with leaves that grow in a pattern of threes, seed or bulbs that are found inside pods, a bitter or soapy taste, sap that is mildly or strangely discolored, grain head that have spikes, hooks or spurs, and a kind of bitter "almond" smell to the leaves or bark. These are all signs that they shouldn't be eating it. You can also apply the Universal Edibility Test to the sprout you're considering consuming, and keep your eyes peeled for these useful plants which are definitely edible and sure to help you survive in the wild.

Edible Wild Plants

A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods

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Author: Thomas S. Elias,Peter A. Dykeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402767159

Category: Gardening

Page: 286

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Presents a season-by-season guide to the identification, harvest, and preparation of more than two hundred common edible plants to be found in the wild.

The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America

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Author: François Couplan,James Duke

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780879838218

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 584

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Discusses edible plant species, including etymology, location, uses of each part, history of the uses, medicinal uses, and possible toxicity.

Midwest Foraging

115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach

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Author: Lisa M. Rose

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697024

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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“This full color guide makes foraging accessible for beginners and is a reliable source for advanced foragers.” —Edible Chicago The Midwest offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with Lisa Rose as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Midwest Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

The Forager's Feast: How to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles (Countryman Know How)

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Author: Leda Meredith

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575920

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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A field guide/cookbook for foraging enthusiasts Delicious wild edible plants and mushrooms are abundant throughout North America, not only in the wilderness but in urban areas, too. Learn how to identify, harvest, and eat the tastiest plants in your backyard. Intended as much for the cooking enthusiast as for the survivalist, this book includes recipes that will transform even the most common edible backyard weeds into guest-worthy fare. Even experienced foragers will be impressed with plantain leaf chips that are crisper and tastier than kale chips. Dandelion flowers become wine, Japanese knotweed becomes rhubarb-like compote and tangy sorbet, red clover blossoms give quick bread a delightfully spongy texture and hint of sweetness.

The Scout's Guide to Wild Edibles

Learn How to Forage, Prepare & Eat 40 Wild Foods

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Author: Mike Krebill

Publisher: St. Lynn's Press

ISBN: 9781943366064

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Ever seen a tasty-looking plant or mushroom in a yard or forest but weren't sure if it would taste good...or even be edible? In The Scout's Guide to Wild Edibles, renowned forager Mike Krebill profiles 40 widely-found edible wild plants and mushrooms of North America, in a guide small enough to fit right in a pocket. The author offers clear color photos and positive-ID tips for each plant, along with 15 recipes and 10 DIY activities for all skill levels. The Scout's Guide will help foragers locate, identify and safely enjoy wild edibles - with the added satisfaction of knowing exactly where their food came from.

Foraged Flavor

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Author: Tama Matsuoka Wong

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 030795661X

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Helps prospective foragers identify 72 edible plants and then provides more than 80 recipes for utilizing them, including Cardamine Cress With Fennel and Orange Vinaigrette; Braised Beef With Onions and Dandelion; Violets, Strawberries, and Créme Fraiche; and more.

Herbs

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Author: Lesley Bremness,Neil Fletcher,Matthew Ward

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789493910

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

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A visual identification guide to more than 700 species of herbs identifies which parts are collected and prepared and describes their different uses from cooking and medicine to crafts.

The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

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Author: Nancy J. Turner,Patrick von Aderkas

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469145X

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.

Food for Free

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Author: Richard Mabey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007438486

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

View: 2070

The classic foraging guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered and picked in the wild, Food for Free returns in its 40th year as a sumptuous, beautifully illustrated and fully updated anniversary edition.

Forks Over Knives

The Plant-Based Way To Health

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Author: Gene Stone

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857962442

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 214

View: 905

What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer? For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of impassioned doctors and researchers and now, their life-changing research is making headlines in the internationally best-sellingForks Over Knives. Their answer? Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet it could save your life. This accessible guide provides all the information you need to adopt and enjoy a plant-based diet, including 125 wonderful recipes from blueberry oat muffins for breakfast, to Mexicali burritos or garlic rosemary polenta for dinner, to fresh strawberry pie for dessert delicious, healthy options for every meal, every day.