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Backyard foraging

Author: Ellen Zachos
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Trying to eat locally? Discover food in the plant life all around you. Learn to eat your way around the block! Your backyard or a nearby park or vacant lot might be rich with edible possibilities. The author leads you through harvesting etiquette, plant identification, and tips on how to eat the leaves, flowers, nuts, seeds, roots, and mushrooms that are there for the taking. Foraging is the fun, safe, and free way  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Zachos
ISBN: 9781612120096 1612120091
OCLC Number: 853621011
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Getting started : identifying habitats in the 'hood, ensuring safety, ethical harvesting --
Harvest with care : you don't have to sacrifice your scenery; picking shoots and young foliage; foraging flowers, fruits, and nuts; digging roots and tubers; timing for taste --
Grazing greens : tasty leaves and stems --
The fruits of nature's labor : edible flowers and fruits --
Nature's granola : nuts and seeds --
Hidden treasure : roots, tubers, and rhizomes --
Friendly fungi --
Superstars --
You wouldn't do this if it didn't taste good : recipes and storage advice --
Freezing --
Dehydration --
Syrups, jams, and jellies --
Booze --
Baked goods --
Savory dishes --
Fruity miscellany --
Resources and recommended reading --
Books about wild edible plants --
Foraging books with blogs --
Mushrooms --
Vendors of mushroom-growing supplies --
Food preparation.
Responsibility: by Ellen Zachos.

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Foraged food is surprising in its flavour, unusual texture, fresh colour and nutritional value. As more people become familiar with the idea of finding food in the woods, lakeside, or on their  Read more...

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"Forget farm to table. Here's weed to bowl. ... Extremely appealing."-- "John Kallas, director of Wild Food Adventures" "[An] impressively comprehensive guide by horticulturist Zachos, who stresses Read more...

 
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