I am in love with my dehydrator. I had been gathering wild onions ( traveling onions given to me by a Native American Airbnb guest ) and rather than toss the very ends, I decided to dry them. I added wood sorrel, green garlic tops, and then thought, " I can add as many garlic and onion leaves as I want... they will just keep producing anyways, so I took my scissors to the garden and just lopped some off, leaving the bulbs and a large portion of green leaves to continue their growth. I also added a lot of oregano, both Greek and Italian, that I have growing in the garden. In the past I also threw in some lemon grass as well. A few hours in the dehydrator, a second or two in the blender and I have my own 'no salt' mix. In the past I have also added a few other wild greens like lambs quarters, purslane. but only a little as I want the flavors of the herbs to come through but for cooking soups and such, it is nice to have the extra vitamins/minerals offered by the greens.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
Although this is considered a wild plant, I have never run across it in the wild, but I did run across it in my own front yard a few years ago ( planted from a cutting made from a friend's plant ) This plant is so easy to propagate. Anyways, I almost forgot I had it and then remembered that I used it last year all summer long in salads. It is very crispy while being very juicy too, succulent like. It's leaves remind me of cactus, minus the spikes. With a little research I found it had numerous medicinal uses as well.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Saturday, December 23, 2017
As I was looking through photos that I uploaded and meant to publish, I ran across this pic of paw paws which are a native fruit to Oklahoma. They are hard to find and when you do, if you are lucky, there will be a few left for you. They taste a little like a banana and a mango to me. The uglier and squishier they are, the better.