Category Archive: wild edibles

Honeysuckle Flowers Perfect for Wild Flower Jelly

Today my neighbor, Erin and I picked honeysuckle flowers, which are abundant and oh so fragrant, to make jelly. Here’s a photo of my harvest in my Mom’s ancient colander:

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Is it Creeping Charlie or Henbit? Or Purple Dead Nettle?

Such confusion abounds in early spring when these three spring edibles grow at the same time. And Henbit and Creeping Charlie look alike so even I sometimes have to refresh my memory. And I did just that by taking photos, and gleaning information about each.   Henbit Look closely and the leaves look very lacy. …

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Simple Country Pleasures

Yesterday granddaughter Ellery and I took a walk through the woods down to the old mill by the river. We picked wild onions for our salad. Later my neighbor Erin stopped by to show me her wild bounty. Good thing we did it yesterday. Today when we woke up here’s what we saw:  

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