Forage Foods – Foraging For Wild Rice

If you’ve been thinking of foraging for Wild Rice, you might be wondering where and when to find them. This article will discuss the plants’ identification, foraging methods, and harvesting and picking tips. Then, you can use that information to forage for the Wild Rice you’re after. Let’s begin. First, know when to find the … More Forage Foods – Foraging For Wild Rice

Forage Foods – Foraging For American Persimmons

During the autumn, foraging for American persimmons is an excellent way to get your hands on this delicious fruit. Here’s how to forage for them: When to look for them, where to find them, and how to identify and pick them. These fruits are also often used in desserts. Regardless of where you find them, … More Forage Foods – Foraging For American Persimmons

Forage Foods – Foraging For Wild Alpine Strawberries

If you’re into picking your own fresh berries, you’ll want to forage for wild alpine strawberries. You’ll find them growing on wooded edges, but they also thrive in rocky areas with shallow soil. Also known as the Alpine or Woodland Strawberry, these berries are native to wooded areas at high elevations. The best places to … More Forage Foods – Foraging For Wild Alpine Strawberries

Forage Foods – Foraging For Cattails

Cattails stand sentinel in ditches, ponds, marshes, and more. They’ve been harvested for their leaves and seed heads for thousands of years for food, medicine, household items, and even tools. Cattails belong to the family Typhaceae. They’re distinguished by their seed head shaped like a bowl. They are edible, and their brown color and seed … More Forage Foods – Foraging For Cattails

Forage Food – How to Forage Your Own Food Safely

If you are interested in foraging your own food, you should be aware of certain rules that will ensure that you are safe while foraging. The rules include recognizing the common edibles, respecting other foragers, and identifying plants before you start to pick. Read on to discover some of the most important tips to help … More Forage Food – How to Forage Your Own Food Safely

Forage Food – Flavor Food With Juniper Berries

The medicinal and culinary uses of juniper berries have been around for hundreds of years. In Europe, juniper berry juice was used to flavor Swedish and German sauerkraut. It was also added to meat to make it less gamy. Today, juniper berries are best known for its role in making gin. You can buy dried … More Forage Food – Flavor Food With Juniper Berries

Forage Foods – Muscadine Wild Grapes

Muscadine Wild Grapes is a hardy variety that will thrive in any climate. These grapes were originally grown in the southern United States, mainly in areas with warmer climates. Because they prefer warmer temperatures, this grape was used to make gooseberry wine. The wine is still consumed throughout the world. In fact, many restaurants serve … More Forage Foods – Muscadine Wild Grapes

What is Wild Rice?

From its name, one would naturally assume that wild rice is a type of rice or just a regular cereal grain. However, this is not the case, because contrary to what its name suggests, wild rice is actually not rice at all. Yes, this “rice” that is full of nutrients is, in fact, the seeds of aquatic … More What is Wild Rice?

Beans As Protein Source

The dietary requirement for protein varies, but beans are a great plant-based source of protein. They are affordable, versatile, and eco-friendly. In addition to being high in protein, beans are also full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are also rich in polyphenols, linked to disease protection and anti-inflammation. Studies have shown that people who … More Beans As Protein Source

Perennial – Mexican Oregano (Poliomintha longiflora)

Mexican Oregano is a culinary herb and native to North America,  even though in central Texas you are more likely to see it in landscaping that in the vegetable or herb garden.   Mexican Oregano has a very different flavor than Mediterranean oregano. Mexican Oregano stronger and more bitter, this more robust flavor makes a good … More Perennial – Mexican Oregano (Poliomintha longiflora)

Why use applesauce as an oil substitute in baking?

One important thing to consider when using applesauce as an oil substitute in baking is consistency. Most recipes call for liquids that add moisture, so you’ll want to use a straight applesauce substitute. But in some cases, a little more might be needed. To ensure consistency, examine the recipe ingredients before starting. Experienced cooks can … More Why use applesauce as an oil substitute in baking?