Month: April 2013

April Wild: Pine Pollen, Fiddleheads & Poison Oak

Share…1 Chickweed: I gathered more for salads and to make pesto and freeze it. 2 Oak Nut Bliss Bars: This is the wild dessert my kids love! I added redbud flowers this time for color. 3 Redbud: I gathered more of the blossoms. They keep really well refrigerated. Goal: Try freezing them and drying them […]

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Spring Native Plant Sales

Share…Spring plant sales offer an opportunity to add natives to your backyard that are attractive in the landscape, drought-resistant and useful for gourmet food and effective home medicine. I’ve been busy looking through my garden for empty spots where I can add more native gems and making my list of what beautiful plants I hope […]

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Restore Habitat, Remove Scotch Broom

Share…Every spring, the yellow flowers of invasive Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius, pea family) line local roadways and trails. Although pretty when in bloom, each plant can produce up to 60,000 seeds that can survive in the ground through drought and fire. Stands of Scotch Broom disrupt local streams and overtake native plants and wildflowers that […]

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March: Weeds I Love

Share…March: This blog is part of my goal to use wild, native ingredients daily and is a monthly record of my family’s wild food adventures. 1 Collected Watercress (fresh); Processed (dried) Manzanita Berries: tried grinding in commercial grain grinder but due to moisture which must have collected, the berries gummed up the machine. I’m back […]

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