Wild Food

Chokecherries are a wonderful and abundant wild fruit you can harvest for juice, jelly, fruit leather, wine, syrup and more. This was a staple of the Native Americans and was said to be one their most consumed fruits if it grew in the area they lived, and if it wasn't they would trade for the dried cakes of it. Often used in pemmican as well as dried and ground it provided many nutrients including antioxidants like anthocyanins. I'm still new to working with the chokecherry but love the flavour of both the fruit as well as the pit, which itself has a strong dark cherry-amaretto flavour. However if consuming the pit they are best cooked or dried to deactivate the hydrocyanic acid contained in them like most of seeds of fruits in the Prunus genus do. I love to munch on the fresh fruits and spit out the stones even though they turn my...

Learn about 4 very common wild weeds that have wonderful health properties that are delicious and have a surprising history you will hear Blaine Andrusek share in this video. My guess is you already know at least 2 of them and possibly even all 4 but what this video offers is more insight into them, including their history, a little bit of botany as well as how each of these weeds can easily be found, identified, used and enjoyed right away! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HA1Kg-_BJs...