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On Bunya nuts, bumper crops and the wait for tubers

“Bunya pines fruit every year, but once in 3 the plants have a “bumper crop” where there is much more cones than usual. That’s what happened last year, when we went to Callan park and were lucky to collect a number of the cones.
There were so much nuts in it, which were being eaten by possums in the park and many had little bite marks!
We ate for ages the fresh nuts, just straight in the pan, roasted in the shell until they popped and yum!

We also planted some, as according to some research we’ve done, the nuts (seeds) if planted they sprout and make a tuber in the early stages of development, which is also edible and apparently delicious.

According to our research, sprouted Bunya nuts were one of the only form of cultivation indigenous people did in this country.. they must have been worth it!

We’ll share more information as soon as we see them/eat them”

Lee + Licky

as a reminder> 10 common weeds that can heal you

check your yards
🙂

From The Ready Store

Easy Mushroom Foraging: Slippery Jack (Suillus granulatus)

Easy Mushroom Foraging: Slippery Jack (Suillus granulatus).

On Khobbeizeh and how to eat it

Rusaila tells the story of Khobbeizeh (Malva spp.), regarded as the food of the poor people in Palestine and Jordan. Here she is sharing one traditional recipe.

on How To Make Soap with Plantain

this is a step-by-step photo essay on how to make soap using ribwort plantain as ingredient (plantago lanceolata)
by Lisa, thanks for sharing 🙂

http://static.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf

On How To Make Dandelion Infused Oil

This is a great introduction to making infused oils from your fresh herbs. Dandelion oil smells like summertime and is great for aching muscles and joints.

From about.com

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 30 minutes, then 2 weeks

Here’s How:

Pick one glass container full of dandelion blossoms.
Pour olive oil over blossoms until they are fully covered.
Using a wooden handle of a kitchen utensil, or a chopstick,
carefully poke the mixture to remove air bubbles.
Cover glass container with a breathable lid, such as a
coffee filter or woven cloth, held on with a rubber band.
Place in sun to steep for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Strain and keep in a cool, dark place.

What You Need
Glass container
Breathable lid, such as a coffee filter or woven cloth