There’s great recipes how to make a salad with wild plants you can find in your backyard. I’ll be sharing recipes and ideas on how I’m using many of these wild plants.
1. 8 Wild Spring Greens You Should Be Eating
posted by : dana
Did you know, there’s a way to obtain food for free?
We’re not talking about the grocery store here. I’m talking about the food right outside your door, in the backyard, and at the park.
Did anyone tell you, you should be eating them or that our ancestors have eaten them for centuries?
We’re talking about wild spring greens, the first greens of the year.
Not only are these greens free but also easily accessible to anyone, highly nutritious and delicious!
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2. Backyard Wild Spring Greens
As I write this, it is far from spring. The days are still short and the ground is covered in snow and ice.
Spring will come, though — one day soon — and when it does, we’ll have the promise of so many gifts, such as longer days, more sunshine and the start of fresh greens that spring up from the earth.
For many of us in New England, when we think of spring we get excited to see seed catalogs and start planning our spring gardens in February.
Maybe we’ll even start growing seedlings in April and May just to get them into the soil. Gardens provide so much to so many. However, there’s an abundance of edible food available very soon after the snow thaws, even without benefit of a garden!
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3. 25 Edible Wild Plants To Forage For In Early Spring
Published: Mar 25, 2020 by Elizabeth Waddington
As the first signs of spring arrive, and winter fades into the rear view mirror, you will likely be busy planting many of the crops that will sustain you for the rest of the year.
This time of year, after winter stores are almost depleted and before this year’s crops are ready, is traditionally known as the ‘hungry gap’.
Foraging for edible wild plants, however, can help you fill that gap. Wild greens can be an important source of nutrients at this time of the year.
In this article, we’ll take a look at 25 common edible wild plants that you can look for around this time.
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4. Spring Greens Recipes That Will Make You Forget The Winter Cold
By Kathy Gunst
With spring in full swing, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is experimenting with seasonal greens like watercress, arugula, chives and dandelion greens.
She brings host Robin Young recipes and dishes that show off their fresh, vibrant flavors.
Spring greens are like a tonic after a long winter, and these recipes provide color, texture, nutrients and a fresh taste of the new season. Think arugula, watercress, dandelion greens, sorrel, chives and dill.
Use these fresh greens in egg dishes (spring green frittata), soups, salads and stir fries.
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