Welcome to the wonderful world of autumn’s wild edibles! The dandelion greens looked so delicious this morning that I almost missed the lemon-flavored sorrel leaves beside them which are so nice to sprinkle on a soup. It’s lovely, yummy yellow blossoms were still asleep when I took this photo. Flowers on your salad tonight?


Did you realize there are lots of different kinds of dandelions?  I had not paid attention. These look like the ones they sell at Fresh Fields, err Whole Foods. Dandelions are the bitterest greens so at this time of year I think we should cook them.


This head of greens made me realize that there are either hundreds of separate types of dandelions or they are into crossbreeding. Must Google.


And the corn-flavored chickweed is thriving so gather a lot for your pot! Have you ever eaten a wild edible? Don’t let another day go by! Visit a lawn near you.



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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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