Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Wild foods - who eats daisies??!! page

  1. #1
    breadsauce's Avatar
    breadsauce is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    2,112

    Wild foods - who eats daisies??!!

    Shop Now
    I was trying to find out if I can juice nettles and drink the juices that I make. I found this

    Wild Edible Plants

    and am amazed. Does anyone eat grass juice or daisy juice? I want to start using more wild plants but I need to know where to draw the line!

  2. #2
    Knifegill's Avatar
    Knifegill is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    6,855
    Yeah, I eat the things I recognize. Pansies, dandelions, roses, etc.

    Steam the nettles first to neutralize the sting.


    Turquoisepassion:
    Knifegill is christened to be high carb now!
    notontherug:
    the buttstuff...never interested.
    He gives me Lamprey Kisses in the midnight sea
    Flubby tubby gums latching onto me
    For all that I've done wrong, I mastodon something right...

    My pony picture thread http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82786.html

  3. #3
    Betorq's Avatar
    Betorq is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    GA & CA
    Posts
    885
    Nettles are extremely rich sources of Fe, so easy does it. I rather like edible flowers of all types, honeysuckles bring back fond warm childhood memories of sunny summers that lasted forever it seemed... Sorrels, cresses, lichens & outright shrooms if you dare.
    "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
    "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
    "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown


  4. #4
    Knifegill's Avatar
    Knifegill is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    6,855
    It's plant iron. You can't absorb it. In one end, out the other.


    Turquoisepassion:
    Knifegill is christened to be high carb now!
    notontherug:
    the buttstuff...never interested.
    He gives me Lamprey Kisses in the midnight sea
    Flubby tubby gums latching onto me
    For all that I've done wrong, I mastodon something right...

    My pony picture thread http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82786.html

  5. #5
    breadsauce's Avatar
    breadsauce is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    2,112
    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Yeah, I eat the things I recognize. Pansies, dandelions, roses, etc.

    Steam the nettles first to neutralize the sting.
    I was planning to wash the nettles and put them through my juicer, one like this

    Samson Juicers At UK Juicers Specialist Online Juicer Store

    And I thought that would stop the sting??!!

    Also love the idea of daisies and dandelion flowers in salads - are they good??

  6. #6
    DinoHunter's Avatar
    DinoHunter is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    1,138
    Ive run nettles through the blender with other stuff to make smoothies with no resulting stings...
    I make no guarantees though....


    In the summer, I pick all sorts of wild (& feral) plants for my salads
    Daisys
    Dandelion
    Nasturtiums
    Chickweed
    Nettles
    Roses
    heather flowers
    honeysuckle
    jasmine
    etc....
    Last edited by DinoHunter; 12-16-2012 at 03:21 AM.
    Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

    http://primaldog.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. #7
    Crabbcakes's Avatar
    Crabbcakes is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Appalachian Ohio
    Posts
    2,286
    Julienned tulips petals taste like green beans to me. Like Betorq, honeysuckle brings me back to my childhood, too. My mom eats spring nettles every year, tho I haven't had the courage to try those just because of the prickles. My grandmother goes mushrooming (but she has lived in the same place all her life and was taught which local varieties were safe). I have plans to try my yard's own dandelion greens this coming spring. And a local naturalist just taught us that the tendrils from the local wild grape vine taste sour, like lemons, and are a great refresher - and it is true. Oh - and the wild blackberries and raspberries I have picked!!

    I have taken mushrooming tours with naturalists from our local parks department - try to see if you can find events like this in England.
    Last edited by Crabbcakes; 12-16-2012 at 03:51 AM.

  8. #8
    Kochin's Avatar
    Kochin is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Horsham
    Posts
    920
    The sting from a nettle is buteric acid. Smashing up the stingers by blending or wilting the plant helps, but steaming IS the best way to fully neutralize it.

    If you don't want to steam, know there's a chance you'll burn your mouth. If a kid will even SNIFF the resulting juice/meal: STEAM IT. Little mouths want no nasty surprises!

  9. #9
    Earthy Mama's Avatar
    Earthy Mama is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    221
    I love "weeds" and flowers. I cannot WAIT for dandelions to start popping up in a few mths.
    Earthy Mama's Journal




    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

  10. #10
    SophieScreams's Avatar
    SophieScreams is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Tulsa, OK USA
    Posts
    338
    Butter fried dandelions! Try them in a salad.
    “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •