50+ Elderflower Recipes
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by Ashley Adamant
2w ago
Elderflowers can add floral beauty to an array of recipes be the flowers used fresh or infused into syrups, cordials and creams.  Elderflowers (Photo by Melissa Keyser) The elder is a deciduous perennial shrub, sometimes resembling a small tree, that produces bountiful white elderflowers in late spring and early summer, which develop into elderberries later in the season. The blooms of the elder plant are comprised of flat-headed sprays composed of minute five-petalled flowers while the leaves are compound, bearing between five and seven pairs of pointed, toothed leaflets.  Elderfl ..read more
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60+ Eggplant Recipes
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by Ashley Adamant
3w ago
Eggplant recipes make the most of a bumper crop of summer eggplant.  We only plant 2 to 3 plants each year, but somehow, we always harvest eggplant by the wheelbarrow load! When faced with a generous crop of eggplant, a good arsenal of recipes is a valuable asset. Spanning from breakfast to dinner and dessert, eggplant can be utilized in a wide variety of dishes, appetizers and preserves. Did you know eggplant is technically a berry? It is! These purple and occasionally white fruits come from a single flower, so like cucumbers and melons, they are botanically classified as berries. A rel ..read more
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40+ Puffball Mushroom Recipes
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by Ashley Adamant
3w ago
Puffball mushrooms are a common sight for many, but few know these large to smaller-sized mushrooms are actually edible. From pasta recipes to Asian stir-fries, puffball mushrooms are a versatile ingredient to be enjoyed in many ways. When people think of puffball mushrooms, they likely think of the giant puffball mushroom (Calvatia gigantea). But there are actually several varieties of puffball mushrooms, many of which are smaller and just as edible. While giant puffball mushrooms are easier to identify, smaller puffball mushrooms can be discovered as well. Check out this guide on foraging p ..read more
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Blackcurrant Cake
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by Ashley Adamant
1M ago
Blackcurrant cake is the perfect way to use these intensely flavored summer fruits.  The tender cake contrasts beautifully with the dark, rich fruit. Blackcurrants – not the first fruit that comes to mind when you’re wandering the grocery store aisles. But if you’ve never had blackcurrant cake, let us tell you – you’re really missing out! These small, dark purple berries are bursting with flavor and are native to Europe and Asia. They’re a popular ingredient in jams, jellies, and even alcoholic drinks. But their tart and tangy flavor makes them a perfect addition to baked goods like cake ..read more
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40+ Chicken of the Woods Mushroom Recipes
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by Ashley Adamant
1M ago
Whether you call them chicken of the woods, chicken mushrooms or sulfur shelf, these mushrooms are a colorful joy to behold on fallen trees.  Chicken of the woods is a great wild mushroom for beginners. They are easily identifiable and have no threatening look-alikes. Additionally, their bright yellow-orange shade makes them easily distinguishable from the fallen or rotting wood they often grow on and therefore easy to spot from afar. You’ll find chicken of the woods mushrooms growing on rotting or dead wood, particularly on oaks and other hardwoods. You may find chicken of the woods gro ..read more
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60+ Cherry Tomato Recipes
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by Ashley Adamant
1M ago
Cherry tomato recipes make the most of a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes in season.   Cherry tomatoes come in a whole host of colors. Be they red, yellow, purple or orange, these juicy and refreshing bite-sized fruits add a brilliant burst of flavor to many-a-recipe. Cherry tomatoes are a spectacular fruit to grow, be it a single plant or an entire garden row. Cherry tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme) need fewer days to mature than regular tomatoes due to their smaller size, which is handy if you live in a locale with a shorter growing season.  Quick and easy to grow, c ..read more
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30+ Cucamelon Recipes (Tiny “Mouse Melon” Cucumbers)
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by Ashley Adamant
1M ago
Cucamelon recipes make the most of these delicious, adorable mini mouse melons. Your future summer salads, salsas, and cocktails will agree. Cucamelons are a quirky and curious foraged find. Resembling petite, grape-sized melons, the cucamelon possesses a flavor that is characteristic of a cucumber, but subtly sour.  Known by many names, the cucamelon (Melothria scabra) is a member of the cucumber family that looks like a baby watermelon. Its name in Spanish, sandiita, means little watermelon. Other titles it goes by include mouse melon, Mexican miniature watermelon, Mexican sour cucumbe ..read more
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40+ Lobster Mushroom Recipes
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by Ashley Adamant
1M ago
Lobster mushrooms are one startling and striking forest fungi. Believed to be found only in North America, these exceptional mushrooms are quite the sought-after prize. Lobster mushrooms are a vibrant delicacy cherished by both expert mycologists and beginner foragers. Their appearance is striking, easy to spot on a dark forest floor and the mushroom possesses no close lookalikes, making it a relatively safe bounty for those new to mushroom  foraging. These mushrooms are sometimes described as deformed due to their irregular shape with lumpy and wrinkly caps, ranging in shade from bright ..read more
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Alpine Strawberry Ice Cream
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by Ashley Adamant
1M ago
Alpine strawberry ice cream makes the most of these tiny little flavor jewels in season.  They’re more intensely flavored than regular strawberries, and they make the best ice cream! Ice cream lovers, rejoice! Today we’re going to teach you how to make a delicious and unique dessert: alpine strawberry ice cream! If you’re not familiar with alpine strawberries, let us introduce you to this petite that’s absolutely fruit bursting with flavor. Alpine strawberries, also known as wild strawberries, are incredibly aromatic and have an intense, sweet flavor that’s perfect for desserts.  Wh ..read more
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40+ Hedgehog Mushroom Recipes
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by Ashley Adamant
2M ago
The sweet and mild hedgehog mushroom is perfect for pairing with a variety of savory recipes from breakfast quiche to tortellini. Hedgehog mushrooms are one of many edible wild mushrooms that grow across Europe, America and Canada and remain popular with mycologists and foragers alike. The hedgehog mushroom (Hydnum sp.) is one of the easiest to identify, and having no toxic lookalikes makes it an ideal mushroom for beginning foragers.  Hedgehog mushrooms are called so due to the soft needle-like teeth under the cap which slightly resemble a hedgehog. Unlike other mushrooms with horizonta ..read more
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