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Backyard foraging : 65 familiar plants you didn't know you could eat /

by Zachos, Ellen.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2013Description: 239 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781612120096 (pbk.); 1612120091 (pbk.); .Subject(s): Wild plants, Edible -- Identification | Cooking (Wild foods)
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 -- Superstars: Plants With Many Edible Parts -- Friendly Fungi: Five Easy Mushrooms -- You Wouldn't Do This if it Didn't Taste Good, Preserving Advice and Basic Recipes: Freezing ; Dehydration ; Syrups, jams, and jellies ; Booze ; Baked goods and savory dishes ; Fruity miscellany ; Mushrooms ; Vendors of mushroom growing supplies ; Food preparation.
Summary: 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 to eat locally.
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: December 2013
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Lending Books Tall Shelves QK98.5.U6 Z23 2013 (Browse shelf) Available

Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-228) and index.

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 -- Superstars: Plants With Many Edible Parts -- Friendly Fungi: Five Easy Mushrooms -- You Wouldn't Do This if it Didn't Taste Good, Preserving Advice and Basic Recipes: Freezing ; Dehydration ; Syrups, jams, and jellies ; Booze ; Baked goods and savory dishes ; Fruity miscellany ; Mushrooms ; Vendors of mushroom growing supplies ; Food preparation.

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 to eat locally.

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