Category Archives : Foraging


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Lambsquarters Stuffed Mushrooms

Greens that grow to 6 feet tall, produce almost all summer, and require no sowing, tilling, or watering. To someone who has never heard of lambsquarters, it may sound too good to be true. Many people compare lambsquarters to spinach, some even call them “wild spinach”. I personally think their taste is totally unique and […]


Common Milkweed (and a Recipe for Milkweed Bud & Cheddar Soup)

I want to begin this post by addressing a couple of issues concerning the milkweed plant. Issue #1:  Almost every time I see a Facebook or blog post on milkweed, there is at least one person who expresses concern. “But isn’t it toxic?” “Doesn’t it irritate your skin and burn your eyes?” The only question […]

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The Final Product!

Wild, Homemade “Horseradish” from Cutleaf Toothwort Tubers 1

After finding out how similar both the smell and taste of toothwort is compared to our common everyday horseradish, we decided to whip up our own prepared horseradish recipe substituting the toothwort tubers for the horseradish root.  Other than our blender and food processor not cooperating worth a hoot, we were pleased with the end […]