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 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 ›
Foraging for Wild Edible Plants
So why would someone want to eat something that they found growing in the wild?
Sauteed Greenbriar (Catbriar, Bullbriar) – Smilax
This is a chance to get back at a plant that most of the time, gets the better of us. Greenbriar (Smilax)! If you’ve spent any time outdoors, then you’ve had this plant tangle you up, and tear at your… Read More ›
Greenbriar (Smilax) – Wild Edible Plants
I was heading to a favorite spot in search of river cane to cut to use as arrows for next year’s hunting season. In order to get to my favorite patch of river cane, I have to endure an area… Read More ›
Cattails (Typha) – Wild Edibles Plants
If you come across this plant, then you can have shelter, fire, and food.
Smothered Bull Thistle
How could something so prickly taste good? The reward of dealing with the spines is a tasty meal that is available just about anywhere in the Unites States, and in many other parts of the world. All plants have a… Read More ›
Bull Thistle (Cirsium horridulum) – Wild Edibles Plants
The Bull Thistle, or Cirsium horridulum, is one of those wild edibles that you pass by every day, and would never think about eating until you’ve had a chance to taste one. They are not the easiest to put up… Read More ›