Friday, May 11, 2012

Foraging for Ramps: Part III

Notice the seeds above

We've never seen these before usually the seeds are knocked off by spring.  We think the minimal snow fall might have something to do with seeds still being attached to the stems.

Here are the ramps fresh out of the ground.

Here they are soaking in a brook before we wash them off.

Nice and Clean

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Morels & Lobster Mushrooms found in Vt

Here are my first finds.

Check out these morels they proved to be full of worms.  Yum!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Nettles Quick Look

We've been topping these for a couple days now.
I'll be posting how to pick and uses over the next week.
Here are a few closer shots.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Garlic Mustard Quick Look

Here are some photos of Garlic Mustard.  This a new edible we're trying this year.  The Flavor is awesome.  The first bite of the stage shown here is garlicky with a pronounced mustard finish.  Delicious!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Milkweed Part I

This just in!  Milkweed is starting to grow.

I'm very excited to try this out!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Foraging for Ramps: Part II

Do you notice anything?

Can you see the fronds?
These are getting close notice how the leaves begin to arch over.
As the bulbs increase in size the leaves are forced up and will eventually fall over.

These are just about ready.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Frosted Fiddleheads

Went to check out how some colonies held up after the frost.
 Can you see the wilted nettles on the left side of the photo?
As you can see our friends aren't fans of the cold.