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05

Dec

Cream of Dandelion Soup: A weed has its moment in the sunBy foraging in your backyard, you can turn a crop of this cheerful but maligned weed into a tasty, traditional French soup.

Cream of Dandelion Soup: A weed has its moment in the sun
By foraging in your backyard, you can turn a crop of this cheerful but maligned weed into a tasty, traditional French soup.

09

Aug

Have you ever walked past a bush full of ripe berries and wished you knew if they were fit for human consumption? Hank Shaw has that knowledge, and he wants to help others discover the “forgotten feast” that lives all around us.

Have you ever walked past a bush full of ripe berries and wished you knew if they were fit for human consumption? Hank Shaw has that knowledge, and he wants to help others discover the “forgotten feast” that lives all around us.

19

Jul

Don’t have a toothbrush? No problem. Simply cut a fresh dogwood twig about an eighth of an inch wide and four inches long, and then peel the bark back on one end. As you gnaw on the twig, the end will soften and its fibers will separate, creating a brush that can clean between teeth and massage your gums.
10 remarkably useful plants you can find in the wild

Don’t have a toothbrush? No problem. Simply cut a fresh dogwood twig about an eighth of an inch wide and four inches long, and then peel the bark back on one end. As you gnaw on the twig, the end will soften and its fibers will separate, creating a brush that can clean between teeth and massage your gums.

10 remarkably useful plants you can find in the wild

27

May

Hungry? Go outside and grab a floral snack. Let our list of 42 flowers you can eat be your guide.

Hungry? Go outside and grab a floral snack. Let our list of 42 flowers you can eat be your guide.

25

May

Bubble, bubble, toil and troubleA witch’s brew to improve your life can be found in your backyard.

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble
A witch’s brew to improve your life can be found in your backyard.

07

May

Tips for first-time foragers