Our paddock is full of Scurvy Weed. It popped up after the rain and is thriving. I was pleased to discover its leaves are edible. The terminal buds can be eaten raw or cooked. I felt like I’d discovered a field of spinach and lettuce at my back door. I foraged a bunch and added a couple of handfuls of terminal buds to a frittata. It was delicious.
Tricia continues the Foraging Friday series. In her latest foraging adventure she forages Beaded Samphire (Sarcocornia quinqueflora) from a NSW coastal saltmarsh.
Tricia continues her Foraging Friday series. Today she provides tips on how to forage for Chickweed (Stellaria media) which is popping up in gardens across Australia at the moment.
I spotted some native raspberries a few weeks back when on a bushwalk. I tasted a few but found them rather tasteless. Back home I learnt that what I'd tasted was probably Rubus rosifolius, commonly known as Native Raspberry or Rose Rose-leaf Bramble. It's described as having 'edible but insipid' fruit. Definition of inspid: 'lacking taste or savor : tasteless' Yep, that's what I tasted. But apparently there's other Australian native raspberries that taste good The Small Leaf Bramble (Rubus parvifolius) apparently has fruit that 'varies immensely in quality but when it's good, it's very, very good'. A tea made...
In her first Foraging Friday post Tricia shares how NOT to harvest Prickly Pear, along with tips she has since learnt for how to safely pick, process and eat this weed.