This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Chenopodium, goosefoot, lamb's quarters, pig's ear, wild spinach... with so many names, it MUST be delicious!!!

Chenopodium, goosefoot, lamb’s quarters, pig’s ear, wild spinach… with so many names, it MUST be delicious!!!

 

Chenopodium is invading gardens and fields everywhere right now. It can be used any way that spinach can- raw, steamed, boiled, sauteed, added to sauces, chopped into dips, blanched and frozen. The possibilities are endless. This is probably something we will be eating at Wilderness Camp in a couple of weeks.

 

 

 

 

Black caps are best when they get plenty of water as they ripen. Look for ripe berries a day or 2 after a heavy thunderstorm.

Black caps are best when they get plenty of water as they ripen. Look for ripe berries a day or 2 after a heavy thunderstorm.

 

 

Black cap raspberries make great sourdough pancakes. Make up a pancake consistency batter with flour, milk or water, and a little sugar. Add a handful of ripe berries (unwashed, you want the yeasts), stir gently, cover loosely, and let it sit overnight on the counter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. John's Wort is widely used to combat depression, nervousness, and anxiety.

St. John’s Wort is widely used to combat depression, nervousness, and anxiety.

 

St . John’s Wort is a bushy herb that grows in open areas. The flowers of St. John’s Wort have 5 spindly yellow petals and lots of stamens. The leaves are speckled with tiny pinpricks, or “stars” when held with the light behind them.

 

 

 

 

Seeds are ripe when the whole seed head is brownish-red.

Seeds are ripe when the whole seed head is brownish-red.

 

Curly dock seeds are starting to ripen. They take a bit of processing, but can be collected in abundance to provide a grain that can be used for flour or in porridge.

The seeds must be separated from their winged seed pods.

The seeds must be separated from their winged seed pods.