Know what I love about wild edible in winter? They’re quiet.
Garlic mustard isn’t crazily bolting, dropping seeds, sprouting up all over the place crowding everyone else out. But it’s still there.
Creeping Charlie isn’t creeping through the garden madly trying to smother everything in its path. But it’s still there too.
In winter, the bitterness has vanished from the greens. Once the cool weather settles in and we’ve had some frosts and freezing weather, the plants’ hot summer bitterness dissolves and their unique flavors reappear. Of course, if their unique flavor is bitter - I’m looking at you, Dandelion! - it will still be bitter, but no longer in an unpalatable way.
Then there are the plants that simply love cold weather: bittercress, dead nettles, chickweed. These plants actually disappear in summer but now are back, vibrant and green despite freezing temperatures.
And look what we came across the other day, sweet juicy wild grapes, still clinging to the vine at the end of November!
All these wild edibles and more (20 more!) are photographed and in my new ebook: Winter Foraging Holiday Feasting. This recipe book centerpieces the winter edibles, adding them to amazing gluten-free vegan dishes fit for a holiday or any day.
Download Your Free Sample Now: you’ll see a list of the table of contents (though the ebook’s table of contents is clickable - just click any recipe or edible and be taken there instantly, without having to scroll through!) so you can see all the recipes and edible. There are also a couple recipes in the free download for you to check out.
In the spirit of the holiday season, and to celebrate the launch of our new ebook, we have again set it up so that you can pay what you can. We are offering the new ebook, Winter Foraging Holiday Feasting, at a price you decide!
Please pay only what you feel comfortable paying. The shopping cart lists a suggested price of $9.95.
If that’s too much, type in what you can afford (there is MINIMUM or 99 cents, $0.99).
If you’re feeling generous and would like to pay more, that’s great — you’ll help cover those that can only afford to pay less — you have our sincere appreciation (and maybe Karma’s too).
Or read more about the Winter Foraging Holiday Feasting here.
Do you forage in winter? What do you love about it?
Have a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy!
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