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You Can Eat That? Edible Weeds and More!

Updated: Nov 21

Watch our virtual workshop from September 22, 2021:


This workshop is to get you started: please do further research and/or work with an expert to learn more about edible weeds and make sure you can positively identify them!


Recipes:


Carrot Top Pesto

  • 1 cup carrot tops

  • 1 cup basil leaves

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • ⅓ cup nuts (pine nuts, walnuts, or other)

  • 1 clove garlic

  • ⅓ cup olive oil

  • grated parmesan or nutritional yeast (optional)

Blend or grind ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Tip: spread pesto over roasted carrots!


Sumac Lemonade

  • Sumac berries

  • Honey or maple syrup, to taste

Harvest the berries from a sumac drupe and rinse. Place in a pot and cover with water. Use your hands to agitate the water and the berries. Bring to a simmer and then turn off the burner. Allow to sit and infuse for 20 min-1 hour. Use a wooden spoon or your hands again to further squash the berries and infuse the water. Strain the mixture through a coffee filter, to remove berries and any fine hairs that may agitate your throat. Sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup. Chill and enjoy!


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