Found a great multitude of Cattail today while foraging at Waverly Drive Marsh in Albany Oregon. If you know of some Cattail in your area, now’s the time to pull up a few handfuls for a refreshing snack! Be sure to husk off the outer leaves to find the crunchy soft center. Flavor resembles a sweet grass dominated by cucumber. Great tasting fresh or on a salad but also great for cooking - as you would with leeks - and a perfect pickle substitute.
Long Easter weekend = extra time at my desk to work on my Illustration Friday submission on the topic ‘Natural’.
I completely missed the Blackberry season this year because I was busy being a giant goose and worrying about this and that and focusing on all the wrong things in life.
Next year, I will be ready. Next year, I will pick all the blackberries that I can find and I will bake pies and boil cordials and stew hooch and make all manner of other delicious and foraged treasures!
I am going to be in my ancestral homeland, Finland, in under 45 days! I still have seven nights of accommodation to book and I don’t speak any Finnish at all and I am worried I won’t have enough money or get to see/pick/eat any cloudberries at all…
But goddamn am I fucking excited to be going and to have the chance to eat the food of my ancestors!