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Friday, June 30, 2017

Basil Pesto w wild greens

Today I am making a new spin on the traditional basil pesto.  Mine has the addition of Lambsquarters and broccoli leaves.  This adds nutrition without changing the taste.  I also grabbed a jalepeno as I walked through the garden and threw that in as well.  I swap out pine nuts for a less expensive, walnuts this time around.  I often substitute roasted almonds or cashews but I had a lot of walnuts on hand so they got thrown into the mix.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

making Curly Dock Flour today

I didn't actually use a flour grinder for this as from what I can glean from others, the seed, husk, and of course, the leaves are all edible I decided to blend them all together and use rather than separate the three.  I will keep you posted on how it goes as far as using it.  I suppose one could still grind further and sift to get a finer flour but I will probably use it as I use flax seed meal, just as kind of a filler and not a solo flier.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Habitat Tour

                                the good folks at Oxley Nature Center on the front porch

Wild plant sellers in the driveway

The yard is all dressed up and ready.  The peonies are gone but last week's painting is still here.


We had nearly 1000 people on the tour.

Jess and Megan from the Oklahoma Wildcrafters made the front porch a prettier place.  They had lots of educational stuff for our guests to see.  They brought many edibles from their front yard on the way over.