Sunday, May 8
(please note that wild foraging is serious stuff, not to be taken lightly. For every good plant there may be one that looks almost like it but can make you sick or even kill you. Do your homework. Read books and become educated.)
I like that its about New England. I like that it covers plants near the ocean. I like that when discussing a plant, it will tell you right off the bat whether or not there is another plant that looks similar and if that similar plant is poisonous. Very good to know when starting out. Some of the plants discussed in this book are right in your yard like violet, plantain and dandelion. Easy read...what I don't like about the book, is that there are not enough pictures, but that may be in part because the pages tell you if there are dangerous look-a-likes.
This book is simple, to the point and will totally build your "wild"confidence.
Here is a great article I found: Woodsman
Essential Wild Food
Edible Wild Plants
Foraging New England
Next week: Violet syrup, violet salad