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Old 12-14-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
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http://www.wildfoods.ca/products-vegetables.html

I found this company that supplies wild food products: berries, mushrooms, pine needle jelly! Native lingonberry.
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Squash blossoms in beer batter?
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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Absolutely!! And you don't have to go north to get those. You can grow your own.......good stuff, hazelnut
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I was looking for Native American (indigenous) plants.

The Canadians seem to have a better repertory than we do.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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Well it seems we are a bit backward on important issues sometimes. sigh..........but all we can do is keep trying to learn

I've seen an American site that features some of those items, I'll see if I can locate the url and I'll post it.

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Oooh! Chokecherry vinegar! I'll need to be making some of that! What a great idea -- imagine a spinach salad dressed with oil and chokecherry vinegar...
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Squash blossoms in beer batter?
You can use daylily buds too. I would be willing to do that with the plain ones, but some are just too pretty to batter and eat.
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I harvest daylilies the day after they bloom but before they fall. They're just as good, and you don't miss out on the bloom. Plus, they're a little easier to stuff since the petals are limper; easier to manipulate them without tearing them.

Just be sure you have a daylily! Most true lilies are poisonous. I stick to the orange daylilies (Hemerocallis fulva) that are widespread here to be safe.

Daylily blooms also dry well for long-term storage. I use them in soups for a thickener and rehydrate them and use them in stir-fry.

I don't eat the buds because I can't stand to kill off the blooms, but they're supposed to be very good cooked like green beans. The things spread so fast it probably wouldn't hurt anything to eat some that way; the USDA database shows only WI lists them as weedy or invasive, but they're at the least aggressive down here. They're introduced everywhere they occur in North America.
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You can chop up the blooms and use them like confetti sprinkled on top of a salad for eye candy. Makes a pretty presentation if you're bringing a salad for a potluck. Different colors taste a little different. The pink petals are often sweeter. The texture is odd. Kind of like a thick lettuce with a fuzz- think velvet on the tongue, but with a little crunch.
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Also, nasturtiums, pansies, certain roses, garlic chives, etc
Check out this site for a list of edible flowers, it's pretty neat!

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Edibl...lowersMain.htm
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