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(NPR)   More and more people are eating foliage they find near their picnic spots and backyards instead of doing the sensible thing and going to the grocery store   (npr.org) divider line 61
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2013-06-23 12:48:18 AM
Kim doesn't always know exactly what she might find beyond their property. And it's important, she says, to harvest where there has been no chemical spraying.

It's good to be very careful where you're harvesting.

http://1000waystodie.wikia.com/wiki/Blend-Dead
 
2013-06-23 02:07:12 AM
There used to be a show on Food Network that was kind of like the current Unwrapped show but with a different host.  This guy was a robot and claimed everything was awesome, a really good salesman.  The only time I saw a gag reflex was when he was in the Phoenix region at some tribal thing and tried fresh picked tumbleweed salad. He still claimed it was delicious but you could see that he was fighting every hard fought lesson from millenia of experience that said otherwise.
 
2013-06-23 03:11:39 AM
In other news, poisoning deaths are on the rise...
 
2013-06-23 03:43:55 AM
Yeh... I wish I could be these people, but the hippie movement is mostly dead. We have enough to worry about with what big farming sells us.
 
2013-06-23 03:48:47 AM
Kim drops about two tablespoons of each wild ingredient in a glass pint jar. She adds about five tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of melted coconut oil, which she thinks tastes better with wild greens than heavier olive oil.

Where'd you get the coconuts??
 
2013-06-23 03:53:35 AM
I just clicked because 'Kim' sounds like it might be an asian chick.
 
2013-06-23 03:59:09 AM

Oznog: Kim drops about two tablespoons of each wild ingredient in a glass pint jar. She adds about five tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of melted coconut oil, which she thinks tastes better with wild greens than heavier olive oil.

Where'd you get the coconuts??


They found them
 
2013-06-23 03:59:58 AM

MNguy: I just clicked because 'Kim' sounds like it might be an asian chick.


Could also be an asian dude. Or a freakshow he-she.

You rolls your dice and you takes your chances.
 
2013-06-23 04:01:04 AM

robohobo: MNguy: I just clicked because 'Kim' sounds like it might be an asian chick.

Could also be an asian dude. Or a freakshow he-she.

You rolls your dice and you takes your chances.


And sometimes you lose.
 
2013-06-23 04:03:12 AM
Make a good bracken fern salad... All natural, so its fine for you!! With a little hemlock and fly agaric for extra zest!!!

/harvesting wild plants is awesome
//you really really need to do research first so you don't die.
 
2013-06-23 04:09:50 AM

Oznog: Kim drops about two tablespoons of each wild ingredient in a glass pint jar. She adds about five tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of melted coconut oil, which she thinks tastes better with wild greens than heavier olive oil.

Where'd you get the coconuts??


From a couple of sparrows.
 
2013-06-23 04:10:23 AM
If any of you hippies want to come over and munch on the weeds in my back yard have at it, otherwise I'm gunna have to mow it myself tomorrow.
 
2013-06-23 04:31:13 AM

log_jammin: In other news, poisoning deaths are on the rise...


That headline definitely could have gone either way, depending on which particular scavengers the story was about. I mean no negative connotation to the word scavengers.
 
2013-06-23 04:40:41 AM
I once had purslane in a salad, the purslane was ripped from the steps of a medieval tower (and washed). Purslane is yummy, we should eat it in the US more.
 
2013-06-23 04:46:02 AM

Egalitarian: the purslane was ripped from the steps of a medieval tower


A tower that stands on the ruins of an ancient druid settlement on the peak of the highest mountain, from a time when men were as Gods.  A place where few mortal men dare travel, for the spirits of the Old Ones which dwell there haunt the steps of the living
 
2013-06-23 04:46:22 AM
I assume everything that's just out there has been pissed on by some animal marking its territory, but if that's your thing, more power to you.
 
2013-06-23 04:48:00 AM

Oznog: Kim drops about two tablespoons of each wild ingredient in a glass pint jar. She adds about five tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of melted coconut oil, which she thinks tastes better with wild greens than heavier olive oil.

Where'd you get the coconuts??


Coconuts are gross
 
2013-06-23 04:59:54 AM
"Nova Kim and Les Hook live on a lush farm "

Local foraging when you live on a farking farm is not especially noteworthy.
 
2013-06-23 05:04:52 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oznog: Kim drops about two tablespoons of each wild ingredient in a glass pint jar. She adds about five tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of melted coconut oil, which she thinks tastes better with wild greens than heavier olive oil.

Where'd you get the coconuts??

They found them


FOUND them??  But the coconut's tropical- this here's a temperate zone!
 
2013-06-23 05:09:49 AM
Probably be a bad idea in my neck of the woods since I see poison hemlock plants around all the time.

Some guy nearly died here last year from eating the root from a bush -- apparently they look like wild carrots....
 
2013-06-23 05:15:42 AM
Considering the only lettuce my mother can eat due to whatever grocery stores use to clean it now, is Iceberg.  Any other kind results in her redecorating a bathroom with explosive diarrhea.  They may have a point.
 
2013-06-23 05:16:22 AM

Oznog: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oznog: Kim drops about two tablespoons of each wild ingredient in a glass pint jar. She adds about five tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of melted coconut oil, which she thinks tastes better with wild greens than heavier olive oil.

Where'd you get the coconuts??

They found them

FOUND them??  But the coconut's tropical- this here's a temperate zone!


Does not the sparrow fly south for the winter?
 
2013-06-23 05:32:08 AM
Dandelion soup

1 package (6.9 ounces) chicken-flavored rice mix
3 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
5 cups water
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
4 cups dandelion greens, torn
Directions
Prepare rice according to package directions; set aside. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, combine soup and water. Add rice and chicken; heat through. Add dandelion greens; cook until tender, about 6-8 minutes. Yield: 10-12 servings.

/lots of recipes for this, just pick one
 
2013-06-23 05:34:04 AM

EvilEgg: Oznog: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oznog: Kim drops about two tablespoons of each wild ingredient in a glass pint jar. She adds about five tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of melted coconut oil, which she thinks tastes better with wild greens than heavier olive oil.

Where'd you get the coconuts??

They found them

FOUND them??  But the coconut's tropical- this here's a temperate zone!

Does not the sparrow fly south for the winter?


Connecticut is WEST of Mercia!
 
2013-06-23 06:13:10 AM
Just drank my own piss, better eat a cactus.

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2013-06-23 06:42:19 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oznog: Kim drops about two tablespoons of each wild ingredient in a glass pint jar. She adds about five tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of melted coconut oil, which she thinks tastes better with wild greens than heavier olive oil.

Where'd you get the coconuts??

They found them


Mary Ann had some might fine coconuts. damn tasty pie too
 
2013-06-23 07:01:29 AM
Rock soup
 
2013-06-23 07:14:42 AM
There's some nice white clover in that salad picture. Nothing like a hint of cyanide to spice up a salad. Grab some red berries off that bush, grind up that silly root that looks like a little man, and don't forget that lovely three-leafed vine while you're at it.
 
2013-06-23 07:17:41 AM
But its natural! It can't possibly be bad for you! It has no chemicals! It is just an amalgamation of atoms, forming no bonds what so ever!
 
2013-06-23 07:19:19 AM

SpdrJay: Probably be a bad idea in my neck of the woods since I see poison hemlock plants around all the time.

Some guy nearly died here last year from eating the root from a bush -- apparently they look like wild carrots....


Get good reference material, follow the plants in your area through a their yearly cycle, and be smart about it, and you'll be fine.
 
2013-06-23 07:36:48 AM
Dandelion, shepherd's purse and fiddleheads. I can identify those easy enough, but anything else I think I'm better off getting some salad greens or growing them from 50 cents of seeds from the store.
 
2013-06-23 08:13:40 AM
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2013-06-23 08:41:21 AM
And to these folks I say MOOOO.
 
2013-06-23 09:15:55 AM
Be sure to throw in some delicious stinging nettles. http://www.richsoil.com/nettles.jsp
 
2013-06-23 09:30:46 AM
Meh.... My mother used to pick young poke greens on the way to the mailbox and cook them for dinner. I was an impoverished hipster long before it was cool.
 
2013-06-23 09:40:34 AM

lordargent: I assume everything that's just out there has been pissed on by some animal marking its territory, but if that's your thing, more power to you.


I've seen plenty of barn cats in my day who wandered the fields, so you know, that's true of any food.  Just wash it.  And only use what you 100% can identify has no poisonous analogue etc.

 We've got wild chives and strawberries someone purposefully planted ages ago and dandelions (the SO made some awesome Korean steamed/stuffed buns using chives/dandelion greens, amongst other things - I now fully appreciate the greens in stir fries).

And there are a zillion mulberry trees in town - when the SO lived in a co-op we gathered up probably 5 gallons of them and made jam.  5 gallons of berries would cost a lot to purchase anywhere else.
 
2013-06-23 09:42:33 AM

Pharmdawg: There's some nice white clover in that salad picture. Nothing like a hint of cyanide to spice up a salad. Grab some red berries off that bush, grind up that silly root that looks like a little man, and don't forget that lovely three-leafed vine while you're at it.


If you're referring to the plant with three heart shaped leaves, that strongly resembles clover, that's actually wood sorrell, which is harmless. It has a nice sharp tangy flavor. I'm too lazy to post pics, but if you GIS both of them, you'll see how similar they are, but also some notable differences. White clover actually has two-color leaves, for example.
 
2013-06-23 09:44:03 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: SpdrJay: Probably be a bad idea in my neck of the woods since I see poison hemlock plants around all the time.

Some guy nearly died here last year from eating the root from a bush -- apparently they look like wild carrots....

Get good reference material, follow the plants in your area through a their yearly cycle, and be smart about it, and you'll be fine.


This.

I'm incredibly paranoid about this sort of thing, but there are edible plants with no poisonous look alikes (unless you didn't wear your glasses).  There are also plants *with* poisonous lookalikes any any decent book I've skimmed through tells you straight up to avoid them until you're more practiced at IDing.

Carrot/Hemlock = top of that list.

www.carrotmuseum.co.uk
 
2013-06-23 09:59:02 AM

wmack: Meh.... My mother used to pick young poke greens on the way to the mailbox and cook them for dinner. I was an impoverished hipster long before it was cool.



I remember her! poke salad Annie, sorry about that gator and her grannie
 
2013-06-23 10:06:28 AM

Puma23: Pharmdawg: There's some nice white clover in that salad picture. Nothing like a hint of cyanide to spice up a salad. Grab some red berries off that bush, grind up that silly root that looks like a little man, and don't forget that lovely three-leafed vine while you're at it.

If you're referring to the plant with three heart shaped leaves, that strongly resembles clover, that's actually wood sorrell, which is harmless. It has a nice sharp tangy flavor. I'm too lazy to post pics, but if you GIS both of them, you'll see how similar they are, but also some notable differences. White clover actually has two-color leaves, for example.


http://hotdogjam.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/sorrel-or-clover/
 
2013-06-23 10:12:04 AM
"Join us next week on NPR for more coverage of Co-Opting Rustic Life That are all Backwood Bible Thumpers in another news story."
/farkin douches
 
2013-06-23 10:28:35 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: SpdrJay: Probably be a bad idea in my neck of the woods since I see poison hemlock plants around all the time.

Some guy nearly died here last year from eating the root from a bush -- apparently they look like wild carrots....

Get good reference material, follow the plants in your area through a their yearly cycle, and be smart about it, and you'll be fine.


I prefer eating something familiar with a monthly cycle.
 
2013-06-23 10:39:19 AM
As someone who's contending with a raging case of poison ivy, I wish these idiots luck.

/can only imagine this shiat in your throat
//scratchyscratchyfarkingitchyscratchy
 
2013-06-23 10:40:50 AM
I work at a surfboard rental stand, across the street from a resort hotel. Instead of flower beds for landscaping, we have their lettuce, arugula, spinach, etc. Sure, drunk frat boys piss on it nightly and I've definitely seen a dog turd or two in there, but worry not: that is still a better spring mix than anything you could grow in a hothouse, right?

Plus, they let everything grow too long. When your arugula is sprouting flowers that are 3 feet tall, it's just going to be bitter and nasty on the plate. The flowers make a yummy snack though.
 
2013-06-23 10:58:38 AM
"Harvest" lol
 
2013-06-23 11:00:05 AM
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Andre sees no problem with this.
/Hot like Forag-agation
 
2013-06-23 11:26:25 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Puma23: Pharmdawg: There's some nice white clover in that salad picture. Nothing like a hint of cyanide to spice up a salad. Grab some red berries off that bush, grind up that silly root that looks like a little man, and don't forget that lovely three-leafed vine while you're at it.

If you're referring to the plant with three heart shaped leaves, that strongly resembles clover, that's actually wood sorrell, which is harmless. It has a nice sharp tangy flavor. I'm too lazy to post pics, but if you GIS both of them, you'll see how similar they are, but also some notable differences. White clover actually has two-color leaves, for example.

http://hotdogjam.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/sorrel-or-clover/


Exactly, thanks for compensating for my laziness!
 
2013-06-23 11:43:31 AM

Oznog: Kim drops about two tablespoons of each wild ingredient in a glass pint jar. She adds about five tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of melted coconut oil, which she thinks tastes better with wild greens than heavier olive oil.

Where'd you get the coconuts??


She was born with them but they didn't really develop until she hit puberty.
 
2013-06-23 12:52:16 PM
This ought to end well ...
 
2013-06-23 01:09:34 PM
I suppose Big Agro will make this a jailable offense, with laws similar to the ones where you go to jail if you collect potable rainwater in your backyard, or on your roof.


/If you don't pay the fee, citizen, you're going to Urinetown!
 
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