One Simple Change: Try Foraging (Plus Dandelion Salad)

Hey everyone! I know it’s only been a few days since my last One Simple Change post, but that one was “late” and this one is “on time”, so there you go. I do try always to post something for One Simple Change on Fridays, but sometimes life gets in the way…I am sure you … Read more

Dandelion Pancakes

In my last post, I talked a bit about eating dandelion greens. Today for Eco-Friendly Friday, I made breakfast out of dandelion flowers! So many people in America hate seeing dandelions all over their lawns. This is really a shame because the whole plant is edible and has so many great things going for it. … Read more

Dandelion Greens with Ramps, Bacon and Blue Cheese

There is nothing bashful about this salad. It features lots of assertive flavors including dandelion leaves: one of my favorite bitter greens. Like chicory, radicchio, watercress, and arugula, dandelion leaves are very cleansing and they are also particularly helpful for the digestion. Dandelion greens are super high in vitamins and minerals, as well. Dandelion greens … Read more

Spring Vegetable Curry with Ramp Cilantro Chutney

This vegetarian curry features a few of my favorite wild foods. I made it with special ingredients that are available here in upstate NY in the spring: ramps (which I foraged myself in the woods of my friend Susie’s beautiful farm), wild fiddleheads (purchased at my local natural foods store), and dandelion greens (I’ve got … Read more

Spinach and Blood Orange Salad with Violets

Did you know that violets, the pretty purple flowers that dot many a yard, are edible? And that all parts of the plant have many medicinal uses, as well? Violet flowers appear in early spring and are often found along forest edges. According to the book Wild Medicinal Plants by Amy Schneider, they also appreciate … Read more