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IN QUIET SHADE OF SYCAMORES

Foraging was definitely a slower pace than simply hiking. Carol shared with Joni and a lot of her knowledge. There were many kinds of “greens” and certain ones were older and bitterer, even if they were edible. Here were the plants that we gathered to create the most unbelievably, delicious salad: Miner’s Lettuce, Chickweed, Sow Thistle, Dandelion, Mustard, and Fennel. I have to be honest; I was wary at first. Would the fennel impart a taste strong enough to make the salad taste like licorice? Would mustard greens be bitter? My wariness melted away with each bite. The greens were juicy, sweet, and flavorful. Continue reading

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