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How to Identify Chicory

July 26, 2019 Tara Dodrill 2

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is probably the easiest of nearly all wild “weeds” to identify. Only daisies and dandelions might be simpler to safely identify for a novice wildcrafter. Not only are the flowers quite distinctive […]

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Is Burdock Edible?

June 18, 2019 Rebekah White 2

If you’re looking to improve your health and enjoy a tasty meal at the same time, look no further than your own backyard. Burdock is a common herb that many people have growing wild on […]

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How to Safely Forage for Mushrooms

June 7, 2018 Allison Sayer 1

Disclaimer: neither the author nor www.newlifeonahomestead.com are responsible for the side effects resulted from applying the advice given in this article. The advice in this article is for information purposes only. Mushroom foraging is one of […]

Dandelion Greens Salad

April 21, 2015 Kendra 2

Did you know there’s food right under your feet? You’ll never go hungry when you know how to find it! Dandelions are an easy wild food for beginner foragers. Here’s a yummy recipe to get you started with wild edibles.

Wild Foraging: Mayapples

April 29, 2014 Kendra 18

I was so excited when I finally learned what the umbrella-like leaves that are popping up all over the forest floor are. Especially that they have edible fruits!!

Cooked Dandelion Greens

April 3, 2014 Kendra 23

Dandelions are a great introduction to wild foraging if you’re new to eating “weeds”. Dandelion greens are easy to identify and tasty to eat… if you pick them at just the right time!