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    Foraging

    I love to eat. And I love free stuff.
    Can't get much freer than this...

    Here are my Saskatoon patches ripening up (they're actually more like little apples, then berries)
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    The buffalo currants (Ribes odoratum) are still a little ways away:
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    But the gold currants (Ribes aureum) are ready to go (hard to pick little bastards, but they taste just like little mandarin oranges).
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    And then look what I stumbled upon on trail ride home:
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    Macrolepiota procera. I guess you can figure out the Macro part. Also known as the Parasol Mushroom.
    Not only safe to eat, but one the most delicious.

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    Winged sumac.....you can drop the seed clusters into hot water and make a drink very similar to lemonade. Excellent source of vitamin C.
    you can also make a flute from the wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post


    Winged sumac.....you can drop the seed clusters into hot water and make a drink very similar to lemonade. Excellent source of vitamin C.
    you can also make a flute from the wood.

    Sumac tea is excellent - but best to pour it through some sort of filter (even a bandana works) to get out the irritating hairs (they don't seem to bother everybody, but they do me).
    Same thing with soaking mashed rose hips - which also make a very tart, lemonady drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67 View Post
    Sumac tea is excellent - but best to pour it through some sort of filter (even a bandana works) to get out the irritating hairs (they don't seem to bother everybody, but they do me).
    Same thing with soaking mashed rose hips - which also make a very tart, lemonady drink.
    heard of this, but never tried it. BTW, be prepared to use a lot of sugar/honey/sweetner with that sumac...

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    Fall brings muscadines! They grow wild all over the place.


    and of course, black berries in June:

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    I've never had a muscadine.
    I'm not even sure I knew what one was, until I was exposed to these guys...

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    We're visiting my folks in NH in August. One of the things I'm looking forward to is a local hike with loads of blueberries at the summit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    BTW, be prepared to use a lot of sugar/honey/sweetner with that sumac...
    Except for chocolate (ohh and maybe cheesecake), I'm not really a sweet tooth.
    To me it tastes like lemon water, or maybe hibiscus tea. No sugar needed.

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