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Plants/flowers/leaves that are safe to eat-and drink
« on: May 29, 2007, 12:46:41 PM »
Here is a site link for edible plants/flowers. scroll down on the site to see the lists.

My kids and I just got done hunting for leaves in the woods to put in our salad. We have dandelion, black raspberry  and wild oregano leaves and some clover tops for our salad.


http://lifestyle.msn.com/homeandgarden/garden/articlecl.aspx?cp-documentid=1056830

MOre sites for edible plants/flowers:

http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm

http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowers.htm

Plants to make home made wine out of :

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/plants.asp

Poisonous Plants and Flowers  link below :
http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowersnot.htm


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Re: Plants/flowers/leaves that are safe to eat-and drink
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007, 06:23:42 AM »
I have been trying to learn what weeds and flowers are safe to eat. After much expermenting on differant sites and books with detailed pictures and information I Finlay tried to eat some flower tops of the wild carrot also known as Queen Ann's lace.

These plants look alot like another plant that is extremely poisonous. I learned how to tell the difference between the wild carrot and the bad one.

Sites said I could eat the flowers raw like in salads or do things like frying them.

I dipped them in egg and then in corn flower and fried them up. They were good.

Their roots smell like a carrot when broke just like the books and web sites said they  would. I have not tried eating the root yet but have read in many places that the roots are safe either raw or cooked just like a carrot. So I will try one later on after I get some roots dug up.

Right now I have milkweed pods boiling to eat. I need to find some young milkweeds so I can try boiling up their asparagus like shoots. it seems like most of them have already got their pods on them so they arnt so young anymore.

I still want to try  nettles. I know I have saw on WTM that ppl eat them  but I admit I am a wimp when it comes to eating those things. I was attacked by a patch of them last night when I was in the woods gathering apples.

If anyone knows please give me a detailed discription on how to eat them. Like what parts I eat, how long to boil them and whatever else I can try. thank you!  :)

Here is a great site for info and pics on wild plants and flowers we can eat.

http://www.herbvideos.com/

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Re: Plants/flowers/leaves that are safe to eat-and drink
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 09:39:44 AM »
The latest issue of Martha Stewart (April 08) has an "edibles in the wild" feature.  She gives recipes for dandelion jelly and corial and salad, a rabit stew/soup with ramps, sorrel pesto, and "weed salad", and has a page telling a little about some edible "weeds".  Obviously not a guide book, but some fun recipes.
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Re: Plants/flowers/leaves that are safe to eat-and drink
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 09:58:38 AM »
Cool! Ty,  I will look for it. I have been itching to get out and find some weeds to eat since spring is so close. Cant wait for some good Ol fried dandelion flowers and some milk weed pods.

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Re: Plants/flowers/leaves that are safe to eat-and drink
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 10:34:06 AM »
Let me know how it turns out!  I'm wanting to try some of these myself, eventually.
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