Like wild candy. The Chickasaw Plum is sweet, tangy, and delicious. A great find that produces year after tasty year.
Louisiana wild edible
Sow Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) – Wild Edible Plants
Sow Thistle is one of my favorite greens when collected from a young plant growing in partial shade. They are easy to identify, they grow all over the United States, they are plentiful, and the flavor of the greens are… Read More ›
Old Man of the Woods Mushroom Recipe: Cajun Braised Venison with Mushrooms, and Dark Brown Gravy
Tinder braised deer meat, thick flavorful gravy, with delicious ripe Old Man of the Woods Mushrooms served over a bed of Louisiana grown white rice, and a side of sauteed green briar and bull thistle.
Old Man of the Woods: Edible Wild Mushroom
A delicious find that goes great with red meat and red wine.
Smooth Chanterelle (Cantharellus lateritius) – Wild Edible Mushroom
The cousin to the True Chanterelle. I find the Smooth Chanterelle easier to identify than the True Chanterelle because there isn’t the true gill/ false gill question. The Smooth Chanterelle has the same vase shape, and is generally found in… Read More ›
Gem Studded Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum) – Wild Edible Mushroom
Another delicious, easy to identify wild mushroom. The tastiest thing with warts!
Wild Edible Mushroom – Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)
Little edible, yellow-golden treasures that litter the forest floor.
Wild Edible Mushroom – Black Trumpet
Okay, so I’ve encountered some wild edible mushrooms at random in years past. More as an accidental discovery than as a grand pooh-bah of the world of fungus. So I decided that when the conditions were right, that I’d take… Read More ›
Spiny Puffball Mushroom (A Wolf Fart) – Wild Edibles
This past fall, I was walking to one of my favorite deer stands in North Louisiana with longbow in hand, and a quiver bristling with arrows. In my mind, I planned a meal of fresh venison back at the camp… Read More ›
Wild Onion/Garlic Update
In my article Wild Edibles – Wild Onion or Wild Garlic (Allium), I showed some pictures of the plant that my three kids & I found while we were out and about during the cooler part of the Spring. At… Read More ›
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca canadensis) – Wild Edible Plants
Wild Lettuce is not what you think! This ain’t your grandmammy’s salad lettuce. Wild Lettuce is also known as Yellow Lettuce, or Lettuce Opium! The latter is a reference to this plant’s ability to produce a milky substance from a… Read More ›
Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) – Wild Edible
A relative of buckwheat (the plant not the rascal), Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) is an easy to identify wild edible that occurs across most of the United States. I see it here in South Louisiana often in the late winter… Read More ›