Category Archives: Wild Edibles

Pidpendky and Shaggy Mane Mushrooms

September 25, 2015 I continue to expand my knowledge and use of wild edibles. The fall is when the pidpenky mushrooms are out. We are not completely sure what these mushrooms are called in English but the Ukrainians always picked … Continue reading

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Putting By for Winter

September 19, 2015 The idea of being self sufficient has always appealed to me. While there is no way we will be becoming totally self sufficient any time soon, I have managed to put a lot of produce away for … Continue reading

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Wild Edibles – Mint – and Wayside Flowers

June 30, 2015 I have been thumbing through The Boreal Herbal by Beverley Gray trying to improve my herbal knowledge and looking for new wild edibles to add to our diet. One of the plants I most hoped to find … Continue reading

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Wild Edibles – Morels

May 29, 2015 We love picking wild mushrooms of all kinds; however, our all time favorite is the morel (or Smoozie as our Ukrainian ancestors called it). Morels appears every spring around the time the poplar trees start leafing out. … Continue reading

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Wild Edibles – Nettle

May 27, 2015 Spring has sprung and the landscape is coming alive. The garden is just starting to poke up, but already nature has provided plenty of wild edibles – dandelions, plantain, Sheppard’s purse, morels and my favourite, stinging nettle. … Continue reading

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