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« Reply #2210 on: June 15, 2010 07:57:45 PM »

This stuff?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepias
What did you do with it, which part did you use and how? You'll all pardon me I hope, it is a frugal thing to add to my free backyard pharmacopeia after all.
Do any of you eat wild edibles? Not only are they free for the taking, they are the most nutritionally dense green foods on the planet. They have never been cultivated, hybridized or genetically modified in any way.
I love pigweed and lambsquarter best of all but dandelion and sorrel are nice as well.
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« Reply #2211 on: June 16, 2010 12:31:38 PM »

Fried dandelion flowers are really good! My Mawmaw use to make them when I was little.
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« Reply #2212 on: June 16, 2010 01:09:41 PM »

I like cattail shoots. I have tried day lily blossoms(fried) and rhisomes(boiled twice then fried). They were okay. I have heard you can eat the buds like green beans. Also some people have a sensitivity to them, so I am not sure I will try them again.

I have also collected wild asperagus and morel mushrooms here locally. I usually have to buy the morels now though. I remember collecting birch, berries, and wild mint as a child.

While it isn't wild food, I often collect the pears that fall from my sister's trees. She tends to leave them to the yellow jackets. I cut off portions and poach them with nutmeg (allergic to cinnamon). Sometimes I find nice one for eating too.
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« Reply #2213 on: June 16, 2010 02:05:09 PM »

There are a lot of mulberry bushes around here, I love those. Tons of wild asparagus too but it grows right next to the road and I'm not sure about eating it from there. You see people out picking it all the time though, pretty cool.
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« Reply #2214 on: June 16, 2010 03:23:44 PM »

It depends on how much traffic the road gets. Mulberries are often overlooked, but are very tastey. We used to pick wild raspberries and gooseberries where my grandmother lived. One of my elementary schools had wild grapes, our class made grape jelly one year. I ate it all on the bus on the way home.


I received my prize in the mail yesterday. Unfortunately, my modem just died. Maybe if I bring my laptop to the library tomorrow I can upload pics then. I am using their computer today. I might look for some reading material while I am here.
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« Reply #2215 on: June 16, 2010 08:38:39 PM »

I am so impressed with all the frugal crafting this month! I was thinking of taking a break from prizes, but now I've decided on something else!

For every pic or link(to your post on craftster) to a frugal craft you've made for you or someone else, I will put your name in a hat. I will draw on the 1st of July, and will send the winner a 25 dollar visa gift card!
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« Reply #2216 on: June 17, 2010 06:14:55 AM »

WHAT?! Wow, the pressure is ON!
Everything I make is frugal 'cause it all comes from stash though... I can't post pics of all that in here, you'd be swamped with my images! I'll just pick the most frugal and interesting one of the bunch.

Are we working on a theme now? I totally can't remember.
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« Reply #2217 on: June 17, 2010 06:31:33 AM »

I am so impressed with all the frugal crafting this month! I was thinking of taking a break from prizes, but now I've decided on something else!

For every pic or link(to your post on craftster) to a frugal craft you've made for you or someone else, I will put your name in a hat. I will draw on the 1st of July, and will send the winner a 25 dollar visa gift card!
Yay!!
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« Reply #2218 on: June 17, 2010 06:59:16 AM »

Are we working on a theme now? I totally can't remember.
"June's theme- Work on your individual frugal goals this month"  Nice and open ended!  Smiley

Here are the curtains I made for the bedroom, lined with blackout material to keep the heat out.  They should save me on my air conditioning, and making them cost less than buying new ones!
Here's a shot of the blackout lining-
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« Reply #2219 on: June 18, 2010 04:23:54 AM »

I love the curtains Ashling! I am storing that one away.

Good luck to all the participants. I can't wait to see the winning entry. I have too much on my mind to participate. I am rooting all of you on. I will be the cheerleader. Smiley

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