Category: What’s In Season

What can you harvest today in southern Michigan? And what can you do with it? These short posts are designed to let you know what is available right now in our area. You can see exactly what current conditions are because the pics are taken on the day they are posted. So keep up with What’s In Season right here.

Mayapple Cake and Ice Cream

I hate scrolling through blogs to find the recipes. So here ya go, no lengthy stories. Mayapple Cake Batter 6 TBSP butter ¾ cup sugar 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ cup mayapple pulp 1 cup sifted all purpose

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This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Milkweed Pods, Mints, Bramble Berries, Blueberries, Chicken of the Woods, Hen of the Woods, and Mayapples Milkweed pods are a favorite summer vegetable, with a taste similar to green beans. Mints of all types are ready for harvest. It’s best

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This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Grape Leaves and Tendrils, Service Berries, Puffballs, Salsify Buds, Elder Flower, Milkweed Flower Grape Leaves can be stuffed or used in pickling. Grape tendrils are good on salads, or just to much on. The Service Berries are ripening, but you

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This Week’s Woodland Grocery Specials

Poke, Goosefoot, Purslane, Wild Strawberries, Mulberries, Burdock petioles, Wood Sorrel Whenever I do these grocery lists, I always struggle to get all the parts together while the plants are still in season. If I get the write-up done, it is

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Cattail Quick Pickle

One of the most useful wild edibles is cattail. It provides starch (rhizome), vegetable (shoots and immature male flower heads), and pollen (mature male flowers) as well as other useful materials (leaves and female fruit/seed heads). I’ve missed the rhizome

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