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You Can Eat That? Edible Weeds and More!
Updated: Nov 21, 2022
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!
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!
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!
“Food Law Gone Wild: The Law of Foraging” by Baylen J. Linnekin
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