Is either wild plant edible?

Is either wild plant edible?

Your quiz for today: Is either wild plant edible? Make a guess for each of the choices below. Your answer could be one or the other — or neither or both! Glad I researched this — I would have made big mistakes by eating some of these. 1. Cattail or Blue flag iris/lily...
Morels, and fiddleheads and ramps, oh my!

Morels, and fiddleheads and ramps, oh my!

Steve and Wendy Gessell lent me the “U.S. Army Survival Manual,” a wonderful read. It reminded me that people can live many days without food, if they have water. (Good — my fictional paddlers have plenty of fresh water at hand. But it won’t fill the paddlers’...
Sumac

Sumac "lemonade" and frozen cranberries

Sumac berries infused in water tastes like lemonade! Diane and Robert Davis told me about this last spring. I had to wait until late summer before I could harvest the seed heads. (Amazing discovery: Even cutting them made my fingers taste tart!) Tip #1: Harvest the...
What edible wild foods could André eat?

What edible wild foods could André eat?

(Spoiler alert) In “Treacherous Waters” Book 2 of The Chronicles of an Unlikely Voyageur, André and his canoe-mates run out of food and need to forage for spring edibles. In researching this, I learned lots of fun info and realize that, of course, other inquiring...
The Witched Canoe #2

The Witched Canoe #2

  In print, the tale of the Flying Canoe, La Chasse Galerie dates back to 1891 but it was an old tale then and told across Canada. It’s told about French-Canadian lumbermen as well. Logging as a career probably came after that of canoe paddling/fur trading....

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