Feeding America - Historic US Cookbooks Browse the Collection The titles below are organized alphabetically. You may also browse the collection: American Cookery: Or, The Art of Dressing Viands, Fish, Poultry, and Vegetables, and the Best Modes of Making Pastes, Puffs, Pies, Tarts, Puddings, Custards, and Preserves, and All Kinds of Cakes, from the Imperial Plum to Plain Cake... By: Amelia Simmons The American Woman's Home: Or, Principles of Domestic Science; Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical, Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes. The Health Benefits of Rose Hips A Rose hip is the fruit of a rose. The wild dog rose is the type of rose most often cultivated for their hips. This plant grows up to ten feet tall and bears a white, very fragrant flower. Once the flower has bloomed, and all the petals have fallen off, the hip is picked and used in a wide variety of preparations.
Edible Plants Tom Brown, Jr.It's very difficult to write a survival article on wild foods that will be relevant to readers in a broad range of areas and terrains. Therefore, I've tried to include a variety of widely distributed plants that can be easily identified and are—for the most part—to be found throughout the year. Remember, though, that when a person sets out to gather wild edibles, he or she must do so with a great deal of caution. Some people, for example, might have allergic reactions to otherwise "safe" plants, and a number of factors—including the time of collection and method of preparation—can make a big difference in both the safety and the palatability of many free foods.
Wild plants as survival food Wild edible plants, fruits, berries and nuts are one of the survivor's most important foods. When planning your wilderness trip make sure you learn the plant life of the region you are going to visit. As already said, knowledge of only one or two edible plants can be of great help in your search for survival food. Squirrel Jerky Recipe Thats right, Squirrel Jerky , this isn’t your average Beef Jerky! No more store bought brands of Beef Jerky sealed in their little plastic bags. Jerky was originally a survival food, not a snack for low carb losers looking to stuff their face while driving to the next fast food restaurant in their Prius. Jerky, or dried meat, was a preservation method used to stretch out food supplies into those leaner months when food was scarce. And it wasn’t always made out of Beef, any available meat could be dried and cured into jerky, hence the term jerked meat. For the majority of us urban dwellers Squirrels represent a significant source of wild meat.
Harvesting Herbs & Plants This came from a talk by Gwen a little while ago. When the idea was raised to do a talk on herbs it seemed like a simple thing to cover but when I sat down to compile information it felt like sitting at the bottom of a very large mountain looking up into the mists. Herbalism is very in-depth and involved subject which takes years and years of study – people like Culpeper and Beyeri dedicated their lives to this wonderful and endless subject. It is my aim to do a basic introduction to the ways in which common cultivated and commonly found local wild herbs and plants can be used for healing, magical purposes and sometimes for a free tasty meal. I personally try to work with as many local plants as I can, ones grown in my own garden or gardens of friends and family or ones in the wonderful local countryside.
Edibility of Plants The information on this page is presented in an older format. We have vastly expanded our edible plants information with far more information, and far more plants. You can find this information at our new site Wildcrafting.net Plants are valuable sources of food because they are widely available, easily procured, and, in the proper combinations, can meet all your nutritional needs. Absolutely identify plants before using them as food. Edible Wild Plants Photo by Filip Tkaczyk How Do I Know What Plants Are Safe to Eat? The ground is not frozen and it’s only a matter of a few short weeks before all the baby spring greens will be available for edible wild plant salad. But how do I know what to put in my mouth as either a trail snack or one of many great survival foods? In addition to my empirical research of survival foods, over the years I have added several important reference books to my library, most of which are featured in my Introduction to Wild Food Recipes. Day hikes are a good time to explore and learn, since you are close to help if you have a reaction.
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