By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz –
Fall in the Ozarks is a treasure trove of wild edibles. As the wild mushrooms spring up from the ground, hickory nuts, black walnuts and persimmons are beginning to fall from the trees. Indeed, even a short walk through the woods can fill the forager’s basket with little effort. Among the many wonderful edibles ready to harvest this fall, American Dittany is definitely one of my favorites. This dainty perennial herb is often overlooked by many wild foragers and herbalists because of its small size. But don’t let appearances fool you – Dittany is a powerful medicinal herb that doubles as a flavorful seasoning in the kitchen! Continue reading
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By Jill Henderson
Fall is in full swing and November is just around the bend. Time to say goodbye to the fresh bounty of the summer garden and tuck everything in for the winter to come. After the particularly tough growing season we just had, you won’t want to waste a single edible thing from the garden – and that includes green tomatoes! With a little creativity, those crispy green orbs can be turned into an amazing array of sumptuous edibles.
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