Tag Archive | Foraging

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Savoring Wildlands

What does it mean to live closely to the earth, or to have a relationship with the food we eat? Most of us don’t live off the land, but we still want to feel close to it, and we find ways through different roles: rock climber, hiker, gardener, fisherman.

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July 12. 2017 | By Melissa Fontaine | 0 comments

Beverages, Food, Garden, Local Challenge, Recipes, Other, Recipes

Prickly Pear Syrup

1 cup prickly pear juice 11⁄2 cups granulated sugar Try 6 prickly pears to start. The amount of juice will vary according to variety and size of the pear. Red prickly pears are usually sweet but some yellow and green varieties are also sweet when ripe. Wear long heavy gloves, do not wear sandals, and

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October 01. 2015 | By Rosminah Brown and Nancy Oster | 0 comments

Appetizers, Food, Garden, Local Challenge, Recipes, Other, Recipes

Classic French Escargots

This is based on a recipe in Molly Watson’s article “A Snail’s Tale: Stalking the Original Slow Food in a San Francisco Garden,” Edible San Francisco, Spring 2013. TO CLEAN THE SHELLS If you have an escargot plate with depressions for each snail, you don’t need to use the shells. 4 cups water 2 tablespoons

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October 01. 2015 | By Rosminah Brown and Nancy Oster | 0 comments

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Cactus Fries

4 nopales, cleaned 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1⁄4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1⁄2 cup milk Oil for frying Slice nopales into ¼-inch-wide strips. Combine salt, pepper, chili powder and flour. Dust nopale strips with flour mixture and set aside. Mix together eggs and milk and slowly add to

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October 01. 2015 | By Rosminah Brown and Nancy Oster | 0 comments

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Empanadas with Wild Greens

When picking wild greens, do your research. Only eat wild foods that you are sure will not harm you. Makes 12 large empanadas EMPANADA DOUGH 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 3⁄4  cup butter (11⁄2  sticks), chilled and cut into pieces 1 egg 4–5 tablespoons water, chilled FILLING 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic,

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October 01. 2015 | By | 0 comments

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Invasive Plants and Pests

Each year Edible Santa Barbara challenges readers to pledge that during the month of October they will eat and drink only locally produced food products. While some participants choose to restrict their food sources to a specified radius from their homes, others define a specific region. During October, I choose to pay careful attention to

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October 01. 2015 | By Nancy Oster and Rosminah Brown | 0 comments

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