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Edible Plants

In my previous career, aka – before I decided to be a stay-at-home-momma, I was a plant junkie. Okay, so I’m still a plant junkie…  I just don’t get paid to be anymore – ha! My undergraduate degree is in Applied Horticulture and Landscape Design, and my graduate degree is in Public Horticulture Management (botanical gardens/non-profit management). So yeah, I like plants. I like plants a lot!

I also love to cook, as you have probably discovered since you are already on this blog. So looking at ways to experiment with both cooking AND plants is right up my alley. So far, the only recipes I have on the blog are actually things I learned as a little girl – but I have experience with lots of other edible plant recipes that I’m hoping to share soon (not ‘corn on the cob’ or ‘apple slices’, as The Hubs was teasing me about. Yes, those are technically edible plants, but my aim here is to share ways to enjoy wild plants you can forage, unique plants you can grow, or recipes for plants you might have in your foundation planting for decoration… not your typical run-of-the-mill edibles!

If you have any questions or suggestions for what you’d like to see, please share them in the comment section!

 

Recipes

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Sassafras Tea

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Daylilies

 

Further Afield

A picture of me speaking on Edible Plants

A picture of me speaking on Edible Plants

Edible Plants Class/Lecture at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

Barbara Rosen, from Our Fairfield Home and Garden, attended a class I gave on Edible Plants and wrote a review about it on her blog. In addition to talking about how to grow and/or forage for the different plants discussed, I provided a full course meal made up of common backyard plants, either wild or what we would consider ornamental.

She says, “If I ever land on “Survivor”, I want Aubree Davis by my side to reveal what wild things are good to eat! A life-long naturalist, Aubree can create a feast out of roots, seed pods and weeds that you wouldn’t believe!”

See her blog post, a Taste Test of Wild & Ornamental Plants.

 

 

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