Tag Archives: food

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.

amazing databases

The Food Plants International database covers some 18,000 plants edibility, just falling short of the estimate of edible plants in the world, which according to Plant For a Future, is around 20,000.

Great respect should be paid to the countless amount of people devoting so much of their time and knowledge for all to share, FPI is a mostly Tasmanian-based crew, while PFAF is mostly based in Cornwall, UK.

check them both:
here is the 18,000 plants database Food Plants International
and here is the 7,000 plants database Plants for a Future

Great information panel about food and how much it travels


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From Mother Nature Network

the right ones


My mum is French and I always remember her telling me of when she would go collecting wild mushrooms.

Apparently the very poisonous ones are so similar to the very yummy ones that whenever someone would go and fetch a few from the fields they would first go past a chemist to make sure that they got the right ones.

This was so common practice that at the time many chemists in France use to be trained in order to be able to tell the species apart!


Christine, cultural worker and freelance writer, 2011