Gourmet Weeds

Markus Rothkranz
Friday, 26th September 2014

Foraging for wild food provides a huge range of delectable delights as well as bringing us closer to nature and more in tune with the seasons.

Many of us have foraged for blackberries, sloes, elderberries, dandelion, nuts and much more, but here Katrina Blair, founder of the wild food cafe at Turtle Lake Refuge, Durango, US, explains the neverending list of wild edibles available that we can easily miss. 

Katrina looks at the wide range of weeds many people pull up and discard - some with medicinal benefits, others packed full of nutrients. From cleavers, milk thistle, mallow and wild sage to 

She then shares how these seeds, roots and leaves can be turned into delicious meals of 'leaf chips', flax crackers and chicory chai tea.

Katrina is genuinely inspiring and has an amazing insight into the bounty nature provides. We guaratee you will enjoy this video whever you live!

Want to learn more? Katrina Blair's new book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is out this month. US customers can find it HERE with our friends Chelsea Green, the publishers.

European customers can find it HERE from our Green Shopping site. Buy direct and save some money from both outlets!

Further resources

For more information visit www.turtlelakerefuge.org

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