Wild edibles – part one

Last night Laura and I went to an expedition and dinner on wild edibles, a celebration of Rachel Carson’s birthday, put on by ACAT. But more on that later…

I mentioned where I was going to my neighbor Lauren and she told me that her father-in-law collects and eats watermelon shoots ( a wild plant that is plentiful up here – it grows edible watermelon colored berries later in the summer). Lauren said it has a flavor similar to asparagus when cooked, but is more like cucumber when raw.

She brought me a big bag full so of course I immediately simmered a handful in hot water for five minutes and then ate it with butter and salt. Delicious!

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