I hope you were encouraged to see what plants were growing in your back yard. Looking through this new lens of foraged foods is pretty exciting.
Pictured below, among ALL that poison ivy, are a few leaves of dandelions. I think most people know they are edible, but in case you forgot, those pretty yellow, flowering weeds in your yard can also be food. The leaves are best eaten before the plant flowers, but the flowers are also good battered and fried. I've also used the petals as an addition to zucchini bread and in cookies, just because it's fun to eat flowers.
We headed to the tee-pee and fire circle to eat a salad of foraged greens mixed with some spring lettuce mix.
We have owned this book for quite a while, but I just looked at it with slight interest. Taking this class definitely gave me the push and confidence I needed to go exploring on my own. Knowledge is soon forgotten if not practiced, so I plan on keeping up with this whole learning thing.