Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Let's Stalk Wild Edibles!

Dear Friends,

We have been blessed with over 10 inches of snow in the past few days, so we have had to unpack the snowsuits to go out and play! Hopefully it's a little warmer where you are, and green things have begun to pop up all around. We believe that the Good Lord has placed these things here to nourish and cleanse our bodies after a winter of indoor living and heavier foods, and that we should learn to recognize and take advantage of them. Plus, they're free for the taking! How budget friendly can you get :) ?

We found a plethora of instructional videos on YouTube about locating, identifying, and using wild edibles, and thought we'd share a few with you to inspire you this spring. The flavor and intensity of nutrients are so highly superior to grocery store salads, even the organic ones!

My children really like watching Sergei Boutenko, so we thought you might, too~ Enjoy! (Oh yes, you may have to click the "Pause" button on the PlayList first)














Love,

Marqueta

9 comments:

  1. Boo hoo and alas! With my slow dial-up, I am unable to watch online video's. It would have been such fun and educational, too!
    Blessings!

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  2. Do you have any idea dear friend, how much I love greens? :)

    They are wonderful and they grow so profusely here in my garden...and yes, they are very delicious...if you like arugula, you will like dandelions :)

    Blessings,

    Maria

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  3. Dear Marqueta,
    That is ao interessting.
    Have you eaten many of them yourself? Do the children like them too?
    Blessings

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  4. Thank you for these, I am wanting to do a unit on this subject with Chloe xoxox Clarice

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  5. Dear Marqueta~Did you say you have snow? I wasn't sure if I read it wrong~your video's are just great!! They are so educational I will use them for homeschooling. Thank you for sharing them. My aunt makes delicious dandelion tea in her crockpot. I have not got the hang of it yet. You must have a fabulous garden! God bless you, Rose

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  6. Dear Marqueta, I hopped over a couple of days ago, but didn't have time to comment right away. I love the videos! I will send some readers to this because there have been questions about good resources for plant ID.

    I hope you are feeling well these days. I agree with you 100% that after the winter, greens are calling out to us! So many people do not hear the call, however. I agree too that there's nothing like the taste of wild edibles.

    Love,
    Lynn

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  7. Dear Marqueta,

    You always share such interesting and lovely things! I cannot imagine having that much snow this time of year, or anytime for that matter. Bless your heart! I am glad you and the children could enjoy playing in it. I hope you can go wild edible picking soon! I am so happy you were able to meet your sweet blogging friend! What a blessing that was to you both!!! Love to you! Paula

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  8. Thanks for posting that info about Sergei Boutenko. I've jotted down his name and I'll watch those with my boys as soon as we get time. My youngest especially is very interested in wild foods and loves to learn as much as he can about all the plants around us. There's just something about eating wild food, isn't there? We love it.

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  9. DEAR MAMA,
    I LIKE THE POST!
    I LOVE YOU AND I LIKE YOU!
    LOVE,
    AUDREY

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