Collecting wild edibles

One of the Most Incredible Scents on the Planet

Flowering-black-locust

This is a Black Locust tree. Our property is full of them. And at this time of year, the most glorious scent wafts through the air. I do believe it may be my all-time most favorite smell. If only the web had a scratch-n-sniff feature… But come to find out, perfumeries have also discovered this heavenly scent and its used in many perfumes.

It’s also one of my all-time favorite wild edibles The flower clusters taste like the sweetest of sweet spring peas with a floral note–which shouldn’t be surprising because Black Locusts are actually in the pea family (Fabaceae).

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By |2020-08-25T10:01:14-04:00May 17th, 2018|Nature, Nature's Grocery Store|0 Comments

Speaking of Outdoor Snacking — We’re Talking Bumper Crop

My cherry and plum trees are exploding with fruit! I can’t even begin to describe the joy this gives me.

cherries

Seriously, if you haven’t yet planted a couple of fruit trees, what are you waiting for?! It couldn’t be simpler. And then you, too, will find yourself grinning from ear to ear over the never-ending wonders of nature.