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Author Zachos, Ellen, author.

Title Backyard foraging : 65 familiar plants you didn't know you could eat / Ellen Zachos.

Publication Info. North Adams, Massachusetts : Storey Publishing, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  641.3 Z13    ---  Available
Description 239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents Introduction - Getting started : Identifying habitats in the 'hood : Ensuring safety ; Ethical harvesting -- Harvest with care : You don't have to sacrifice your scenery : Picking shoots and young foliage ; Foraging flowers, fruits, and nuts ; Digging roots and tubers ; Timing for taste -- Grazing greens : Tasty leaves and stems -- The fruits of nature's labor : Edible flowers and fruits -- Nature's granola : Nuts and seeds -- Hidden treasure : Roots, tubers, and rhizomes -- Superstars : Plants with many edible parts -- Friendly fungi : Five easy mushrooms -- You wouldn't do this if it didn't taste good : Preserving advice and basic recipes : Freezing ; Dehydration ; Syrups, jams, and jellies ; Booze ; Baked goods and savory dishes ; Fruity miscellany ; Resources and recommended reading ; Books about wild edible plants ; Foraging books and blogs ; Mushrooms ; Vendors of mushroom-growing supplies ; Food preparation -- Inerior photography credits -- Index..
Summary "You don't need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban or suburban neighborhoods. You'll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles! Full-color photographs make identification easy, and tips on where certain plants are likely to be found, how to avoid pollution and pesticides, and how to recognize the plants you should never harvest make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard."
Subject Wild plants, Edible -- Identification.
Wild plants, Edible.
Cooking (Wild foods)
ISBN 9781612120096 (paperback)
1612120091 (paperback)

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