Recipes for Wild Food

Learn how to find and cook with wild food.

Fresh Green Onions

Yummy green onions, just pulled from the garden, await the cook’s pleasure.

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Free for the taking, wild foods are all around you – even in your own yard, woodlot and garden. Tempted to spray those dandelions? Hold on a second: Dandelion greens are loaded with antioxidants, are high in vitamins and contain important nutrients. Plants that some folks may think of as a noxious weeds, to others may be nutritional powerhouses. Read on to find out what resources you are missing out on. But first, make sure you have a sound knowledge of safe and poisonous plants before you head out and ingest anything. Of the most valuable wild edibles are morel mushrooms, which sell upward of $20 per pound at the market, and may be popping up in your area as we speak.

Recipes for Wild Food

 

Marinated Mushrooms 

Simple Grilled Onions 

Leeks Au Gratin  

Spring Asparagus Pasta 

Pansy Cookies

Mushroom-Onion Tartlets 

Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Summer Salad 

Shrimp Pizza With Asparagus and Radish 

Slow-Braised Spring Onions With Country Ham 

Homemade Raspberry Jam 

How to Cook Morels 

Wild Mushroom Hunting Tips 

Where to Look for Morel Mushrooms