Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wild Edibles (Engl) (IT)

Dandelions (Engl) Tarassaco/Dente di Leone (IT)

Stalking Wild Greens: Dandelions (Engl)

Dandelions are rich in vitamins A,B,C,D, iron, calcium, beta carotene, magnesium, phosphorus,potassium, and zinc. Dandelions help anemia, arthritis, cysts, cancer, liver, pancreas, bladder, and kidney.

Flan di Tarassaco (IT)

Nell arte culinarie è un'apprezzata insalata primaverile depurativa, sia da solo che in mescolanze varie.
Anche i petali dei fiori possono contribuire a dare sapore e colore ad insalate miste. I boccioli sono apprezzabili se preparati sott'olio. I fiori si possono preparare in pastella e quindi fritti. Le tenere rosette basali si possono consumare con soddisfazione sia lessate e quindi condite con olio extravergine di oliva, sia saltate in padella con aglio.

Foraging for Wild Greens in Greece (Engl)

There are a wide variety of edible greens growing wild in Kythira (and most other places in Greece, and the world), many of them are in the wild dandelion or chicory family.

Wild Edibles (Engl)

It's an amazing thing to walk down the street and to pick up a weed or a flower and eat it. It's a skill that I know little about, but have been learning and enjoying. This episode explores some of the common edibles that you may see around town or in the woods. I also show how to cook some of the greens.

Note: Milkweed should not be eaten raw as it is poisonous when eaten in quantity. Also, the smaller the plant, the better and the stalks are the best part. If you read online about Milkweed, many say you should boil it three times. This is no longer considered to be true. If you find the milkweed to be bitter, don't eat it, what you are eating is a poisonous relative, you will get sick if you eat a lot.

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