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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 06:59 AM

Have you ever harvested wild food to cook?

We picked Muscadines to make jam.

What about you?

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Reply Have you ever harvested wild food to cook? (Original post)
In_The_Wind Oct 2013 OP
B Calm Oct 2013 #1
In_The_Wind Oct 2013 #9
loli phabay Oct 2013 #13
jakeXT Oct 2013 #2
Scuba Oct 2013 #3
hobbit709 Oct 2013 #4
magical thyme Oct 2013 #5
Paper Roses Oct 2013 #6
loli phabay Oct 2013 #14
magical thyme Oct 2013 #15
loli phabay Oct 2013 #17
Denninmi Oct 2013 #19
loli phabay Oct 2013 #7
handmade34 Oct 2013 #8
In_The_Wind Oct 2013 #10
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2013 #21
handmade34 Oct 2013 #29
MiddleFingerMom Oct 2013 #25
handmade34 Oct 2013 #30
Aristus Oct 2013 #11
Iggo Oct 2013 #12
livetohike Oct 2013 #16
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2013 #18
In_The_Wind Oct 2013 #20
warrprayer Oct 2013 #22
Mr.Bill Oct 2013 #23
femmocrat Oct 2013 #24
noamnety Oct 2013 #26
Incitatus Oct 2013 #27
applegrove Oct 2013 #28
Adsos Letter Oct 2013 #31
Broken_Hero Oct 2013 #32
Locut0s Oct 2013 #33
Munificence Oct 2013 #34

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:03 AM

1. Squirrels, rabbits, quail, venison, pheasants, fish,

 

turtle, mushrooms, and of course frogs.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:09 AM

9. I've enjoyed eating the fish I've reeled in.

Venison once graced my table. It was provided by friends as I've never shot a deer.
I've eaten frogs legs and (one time only) a rabbit.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:00 AM

13. rabbit is awesome, i have mayby a dozen coneys in my freezer at the moment

 

I also get a lot of venison and squirrels. Squirrel hot wings are amazing. Frogs legs are a staple at the bbqs we go to as are crawdads. If you look hard enough there isnplenty of food in the woods, from mushrooms to roots to fruits and nuts. Luckily i have lots of land to forage and grow on also a couple of river lots and ponds to get fish from. We also trade with others in our area for stuff we dont grow and vice versa. Also its a good thing to be able to cook from.scratch in order to get the best out of what you collect for example curried rabbit is spectacular as is raw bluegills marinated in soy sauce, lime juice and garlic.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:08 AM

2. Boletus mushrooms for pasta

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:20 AM

3. Squirrel, rabbit, pheasant, grouse, duck, venison, morels, blueberries and watercress.

 

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:24 AM

4. Berries, mushrooms, fish, critters.

Raw lizard don't taste half bad when you haven't eaten for two days in desert survival.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:25 AM

5. raspberries, blackberries, wild strawberries, dandelions

 

that's about it.

I'm tempted to try fiddleheads, but need training in knowing the good ones. I suspect they're all good around me. I have eaten fiddleheads a neighbor picked.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:29 AM

6. I'm with you...except for the fiddleheads.

The look of them does not appeal to me.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:02 AM

14. are the fiddleheads you talk off baby ferns or something else, i have eaten the ferns type

 

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:11 AM

15. yup. baby ferns. Maine delicacy...$5/pound in season at the supermarket!

 

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:19 AM

17. five bucks wow, someone is making a killing.

 

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:01 PM

19. They were $15 a lb at the local upscale market.

Pricey indeed.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:32 AM

7. just about everything there is out there at some time or another

 

Love wild rabbit.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:41 AM

8. people used to call me "Euell Gibbons"

and mercilessly make fun of me

just a few…

highbush cranberries
dandelion (greens and fried heads)
Japanese Knotweed
wild blueberries, blackberries, etc
burdock
nettles
for tea: chamomile, mint, raspberry leaves,
chicken mushroom
tiger lily blossom
nasturtium
black walnuts
etc….

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:25 AM

10. I'm impressed!

I guess I'm not much of a gatherer.
Hi-Ho ... it's off to the store I go.

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:27 PM

21. What? No wild hickory nuts?

Thinking about those commercials of his for Grape Nuts cereal in the 1970s and his claim that it tasted like wild hickory nuts.

EDIT to add the old TV commercial.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:34 PM

29. can't say

I've had wild hickory nuts… but if they taste anything like grape nuts, no thanks

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:59 PM

25. I saw a great funny picture of him once and the caption read...

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... "Even my wife tastes like wild hickory nuts."
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:36 PM

30. and the teasing continues...

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:51 AM

11. I caught a 15" barracuda off the coast of Cancun once.

Someone else did the cooking though. It was a mean-looking cuss, but it sure was delicious!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:55 AM

12. Fish, once.

Interesting exercise.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:18 AM

16. Berries of all kinds, sassafrass root to make tea, day lily buds (taste like a cross of green beans

and asparagus), watercress, wintercress, morels (the only mushroom I safely recognize that is edible),young dandelion leaves, walnuts, beech nuts, hickory nuts....are the ones I have foraged.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 12:59 PM

18. Grape leaves

They grow wild in some of the parks.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:16 PM

20. Yum! I love eating stuffed grape leaves.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:27 PM

22. Raspberries

Lots of em

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 06:08 PM

23. Blackberries and walnuts.

Every year.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:38 PM

24. Blackberries and raspberries.

When I was a kid, my uncles used to go out for mushrooms. They would bring back bushels of them! The "womenfolk" would clean and can them. I loved them then, can't stand them now.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:00 PM

26. hazelnuts, walnuts

 

strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, apples, fish, crabs, and some roadkill.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:07 PM

27. Only fish.

Mostly yellowfin tuna and mahi mahi.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:10 PM

28. I once went for a walk in the deep woods with my cousin and an older

neighbour. We harvested fiddleheads. Which I liked when we cooked them at the time but which I now really dislike. Too earthy.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:08 AM

31. Trout, mushrooms, Miner's Lettuce, Wild Plums, abalone, blackberries.

Now I'm hungry.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:16 AM

32. Many kinds of fish

mostly salmon, cod, and trout. Also clams, bluberries, salmonberries, gooseberries, wild onions, black walnuts, rabbit, and deer.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:34 AM

33. Just berries which I posted about some time back...

Had to google Muscadines, cool. We have lots of fish, crab and other seafood which I could harvest around here but I'm not a big seafood lover.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 03:31 AM

34. Just a few

Wildlife:

Squirrel
Whitetail deer
Wild boar
Grouse
Pheasant
Rabbit
Wild Turkey
Turtle
Frog Legs
Tons of different fish varieties

Plants:

Ginseng
Yellow Root
Sassafras
Sweet Anus
Mayaple
Honey Suckle
Mulberries
Walnuts
Acorns (made bread out of them)
Hickory Nuts
Black berries
Raspberries
Greens
Persimmons
Crab Apples
Spearmint
Sumac

Pretty much anything that grows or lives in the wild has been tried by me at least once.








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