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    Foraging

    Found some wild onion beds, and a huge asparagus patch during a walk along the tracks. Scouted out about about 20 good looking (but who knows) spots to look for mushrooms.

    Can't wait for the trees to blossom so I can find elderberry, wild plum, and if Im lucky some wild cherry.
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    I just saw a recipe for dandelion salad, so those should be coming up soon for you.

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    I've always had a huge patch of nettles in my yard and have been dying to cook with them but I wanted to first be sure they are nettles! I'm not an expert in foraging and it would be my luck to pick a plant that looks like nettles but is a poisonous twin.

    I have a friend who is a professional forager/wildcrafter and I've been dying to have him come and look, but he's never around.
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    I have a friend who lives in WI who eats nettles. Everything really, lol. I'm not quite that bold.

    Dandelions are either really bitter, or I'm doing something wrong.

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    I wanted to first be sure they are nettles!
    If you touch them (without having gloves on) you will instantly know whether they are nettles.

    Seriously though, I'd be happy to take a picture of them in my yard- they are just coming up and email/text it to you.

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    I was gonna say that, because I get stung all the time, but then I got worried about them doing it and getting mad at me lol.

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    Mushroom season! Yay!

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    My breakfast this morning is a scrambled egg with sauteed dandelion leaves. I've also been trimming the onion grass to add to different things. Hoping to run across some with bulbs soon.
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    The fir trees are beginning to show their bright green baby needles. If you've never had tea made with them, you should try it. And more Vit C than you'll find anywhere else I'm told.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbgeek View Post
    If you touch them (without having gloves on) you will instantly know whether they are nettles.

    Seriously though, I'd be happy to take a picture of them in my yard- they are just coming up and email/text it to you.
    Thanks, herbgeek. Mine definitely look like the pictures I've seen, and I've touched them, but their not all that prickly. Just a little. Do they really sting a lot? Or a little?
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