Category Archives: Wild Edibles

That’s One BIG Plant

Check out our 12 foot tall Jerusalem Artichoke…(and also Dave and Bella)… There are several others in our yard, but this one is the biggest. In another week it should be in full bloom. You can eat the roots of … Continue reading

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Elderberry Hunting…and a Score on Blackberries!!!

We heard from our friendly ex-beekeeper (the guy who sold us his beehives) that there were scores of elderberries to be found on Highway 58. The idea of NOT having to drive all the way to Bonner Springs in order … Continue reading

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Missouri Department of Conservation Offers Classes on Wild Edibles and More

I am really looking forward to a couple of classes in the new year that I plan on the whole family attending. If you haven’t taken a class at one of the local nature centers, I highly recommend them. (Obviously, … Continue reading

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Our Epic Elderberry Adventure – 8 Lessons Learned

On Saturday, the excursion I have been excitedly waiting for, finally happened. Elderberry gleaning! So exciting! And let me tell you, the day had everything I had hoped for: buckets and bags FULL of elderberries, good fun with friends…monster hordes … Continue reading

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And Then Again…

I hate admitting I was wrong. Worse than that? I hate admitting I was wrong upon the wrong. Follow that? No? Okay, how about this. I was originally right, read wrong, believed I had been wrong, wrote wrong, and then … Continue reading

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Tick! Tock! It’s Almost Time for Elderberry Picking!

So earlier this year I talked about elderberries…specifically elderberry wine and my mistaking elderberries for a poisonous weed. The poor elderberry I had been hacking down each year in the front came back and another popped up in the southwest … Continue reading

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I Spy…

My latest obsession is elderberries…elderberry flowers for cordials and jellies, elderberries for wine…elderberries in droves. Along the Kansas City Urban Farm & Garden tour this weekend I saw a lovely elderberry bush and had to photograph it… This is what … Continue reading

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Is The Juice Worth the Squeeze?

“Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze.” – The Girl Next Door Wednesday was supposed to be a day to clean my house and get all set for the Holistic Health Fair I would be attending today. Instead, … Continue reading

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Will All Morels Please Stand Up?!

Thursday morning That’s morels people, not morals. I’ve got plenty of morals (well, at least I like to think that I do), just no morels. At least, I didn’t last Thursday. The weather people had predicted rain, and we made … Continue reading

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“No Honey, It Isn’t Poisonous”

Last week, a new friend emailed me and asked for my help writing up a bio. “You seem to have such a way with words, so I wondered if you would be willing to write us up a paragraph or … Continue reading

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