Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Eating and Exercise Plans > Organic and Natural Eating
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Forum Jump
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2016, 05:33 PM   #1
srinath_69
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Cola SC/Charlotte NC
Posts: 593
Gallery: srinath_69
Stats: 238/149/138
WOE: Fibonnaci fasting, BPT atkins 20
Start Date: Jun 1, July 25, Aug 15, sept 15, Oct 12
Eating weeds

Thought you guys in the organic and natural eating forum will like this.

I have discovered lots of weeds are edible, and better yet, delicious.

Common ones that most people get rid of, I am eating.

Years ago I had wild blackberries across the street in my old house (subdivision cookie cutter) and I ate them.

Now in a new house on 4.1 acres with barely 1 acre cleared - and much of that I haven't even ventured into - the weeds I have so far and eaten some of these and eating the rest shortly -

Curly doc, dandelion, wild onion clovers, dill, pine needles to name a few. My wife says a blackberry bush is growing as well.

I am planting chicory and purslane.

Thanks.
Srinath.
srinath_69 is online now   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 12-06-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
Jakelilydad
Senior LCF Member
 
Jakelilydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New York's Hudson Valley
Posts: 409
Gallery: Jakelilydad
WOE: low carbs
Start Date: Feb 2012
Yes, lots of wild plants are edible. Don't overlook Lambs Quarters, nettles, ramps, and wild sorrel. Plus the edible flowers, both wild and domestic. Makes for a colorful salad!
Jakelilydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2016, 11:04 AM   #3
srinath_69
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Cola SC/Charlotte NC
Posts: 593
Gallery: srinath_69
Stats: 238/149/138
WOE: Fibonnaci fasting, BPT atkins 20
Start Date: Jun 1, July 25, Aug 15, sept 15, Oct 12
Sorrel

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakelilydad View Post
Yes, lots of wild plants are edible. Don't overlook Lambs Quarters, nettles, ramps, and wild sorrel. Plus the edible flowers, both wild and domestic. Makes for a colorful salad!
I have wood sorrel growing in my yard easily confused for clovers, as well as cleavers. In my charlotte house I have almost no cleavers and very little wood sorrel just in 1 spot but true clovers are growing there a plenty. Dandelions and pony's foot and cranes bill and gout weed etc etc etc a plenty in my yard, and what' worse is, I have only explored 1/2 acre. I have 4.1 ac but the rest is wooded. I have a few trees, hickory and pecan etc etc.

Thanks.
Srinath.
srinath_69 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2016, 11:20 AM   #4
srinath_69
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Cola SC/Charlotte NC
Posts: 593
Gallery: srinath_69
Stats: 238/149/138
WOE: Fibonnaci fasting, BPT atkins 20
Start Date: Jun 1, July 25, Aug 15, sept 15, Oct 12
I am thinking of putting some curly doc in 4-5% salt and spice solution to see if it will ferment. I have so much in 2 houses, and I am not going to eat from my old house for months. Next Saturday I will be eating @ my new house I think. So it will be good to pickle it.
Thanks.
Srinath.
srinath_69 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 07:15 PM   #5
srinath_69
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Cola SC/Charlotte NC
Posts: 593
Gallery: srinath_69
Stats: 238/149/138
WOE: Fibonnaci fasting, BPT atkins 20
Start Date: Jun 1, July 25, Aug 15, sept 15, Oct 12
I have a 2.5 gal of curly doc harvested from my neighbors yard in 4% or so brine as I type. Hope it ferments into sauerdock - or sauercurlydoc. or whatever. It should be good, no matter what its called.
Thanks.
Srinath.
srinath_69 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 09:36 PM   #6
Gata
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 10
Gallery: Gata
This thread is so cool to see! I'm a longtime forager and eat lots of curly dock, wild mustard, wild lettuce, seaweeds and much more.

Hard to input these into a tracker, though!
Gata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 11:24 PM   #7
srinath_69
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Cola SC/Charlotte NC
Posts: 593
Gallery: srinath_69
Stats: 238/149/138
WOE: Fibonnaci fasting, BPT atkins 20
Start Date: Jun 1, July 25, Aug 15, sept 15, Oct 12
I have a whole head cabbage X 3 ferment in 1 house and a curly doc in my other house.
I had to add some regular iodized salt, I didn't have enough 10% brine to cover the 2.5 gal. The curly dock has habanero's in it just 2 in the 2.5 gal. The cabbage has lots of pepper corns and red pepper flakes in it. Gonna be spicy and I hope to make swarma in a month or so.
Thanks.
Srinath.
srinath_69 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:36 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2017 Netrition, Inc. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriendsŪ is a registered mark of Netrition, Inc.