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Backyard Foraging

65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat
Zachos, Ellen (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Backyard Foraging
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You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles! Full-color photographs make identification easy, and tips on where certain plants are likely to be found, how to avoid pollution and pesticides, and how to recognize the plants you should never harvest make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.
Authors: Zachos, Ellen
Title: Backyard foraging
65 familiar plants you didn't know you could eat
Publisher: North Adams, MA :, Storey Publishing,, 2013
Characteristics: 239 pages :,illustrations,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ellen Zachos
Notes: Includes index
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
You wouldn't do this if it didn't taste good : recipes and storage advice
Syrups, jams, and jellies
Baked goods
Savory dishes
Fruity miscellany
Resources and recommended reading
Books about wild edible plants
Foraging books with blogs
Vendors of mushroom-growing supplies
Food preparation
ISBN: 1612120091
Branch Call Number: 641.303 Z16b 2013
Subject Headings: Cooking (Wild foods) Wild plants, Edible Identification
Topical Term: Cooking (Wild foods)
Wild plants, Edible
LCCN: 2012043352
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Packed with useful information, from identifying habitats in the 'hood to ensuring safety and ethical harvesting.

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