I do this really stupid thing. I eat fruits and plants that I don’t know what they are. They remind me of something that I know I can eat, so I decide to try out this new plant I find. Eating things you can’t identify can result in extreme pain or even death (if you […]Read more "Strawberry Tree: Don’t Stop at One"
A grape vine has escaped the neighbor’s yard. It is trailing over their fence and tantalizingly hanging over the sidewalk. Do you pick a bunch? I do. It’s now off their property and if the vine is growing lusciously, surely they have tons of grapes behind their wall. According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the […]Read more "Usufruct Laws"
I found Backyard Foraging by Ellen Zachos while browsing through Broadway Books. I’ve read many food foraging guides, most with far more detail than this book, so I didn’t expect Backyard Foraging to be as mind-blowing as it turned out to be. It’s not a very traditional foraging guide. Most guides cover wild plants exclusively, […]Read more "Backyard Foraging"
Anyone in Portland who buys plums right now is an idiot. Have you even looked at the sidewalk? All that ooshy-gooshy stuff you have walk around or clean off your shoes? Look up! Oh my god, it’s plums. Portland has so many types of plums, and most of them are ripe, almost ripe, or just […]Read more "Don’t Buy Plums"