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Old 03-05-2012, 13:45   #1
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Any Foragers Out There?

Where do you find good foraging? What foods do you find? What to look for or avoid? I've found some abandoned sour orange groves in the islands but there isn't enough sugar in the world to turn sours into marmalade. They are great for making a local condiment called "old sour". Sweetbay leaves also found in the wild, but not exactly a food. Would love to hear others' stories.
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I have had success finding french fries in the back seat of my car. I could live a week off of what my kids drop back there.

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Old 03-05-2012, 13:54   #3
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i do it every where i go!
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That is a most enjoyable 6:05. Thanks
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Re: Any Foragers Out There?

Sour orange, or s'orange as they call it here, makes a good rum punch. If you ever get to Nevis, the Hermitage Plantation Inn makes a great version.

Other than sour orange, we can find "bush limes" (same as Key limes), breadfruit, and if the monkeys don't get them first, soursop, papayas, English plums, and guavas. The "rainy" islands like Dominica and St Vincent have much more variety and quantity.
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Does 7-11 after midnight count?
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Purslane is really easy to find and works well in salads or sauteed.
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Anyone have a photo? Is this known by other names? I'm a terrible botanist and don't want to poison anyone.
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Re: Any Foragers Out There?

I've done a bit of edible wild plant foraging but didn't know about purslane. It used to try to take over my tomato garden when we lived in the States. I've seen it here on Nevis, too. I'll try some next time I see it.

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I went up to the Canadian Maritimes once and stopped over in one of the NE states before crossing the border and was looking for mushrooms and I met a couple of kids that were camping out,we got to talking and they offered me dinner with the main dish being some green plant that they had found..it was called fiddles ,I belive, because it looked like the head of a violin,I ate the fiddles and it was pretty good,until the next mourning...I think fiddles must be the main compound in Ex-lax....no more fiddles for me...In the south some folks eat Pock salat,its a green plant with purple berrys ,but they only eat the tender green leaves.fried kutzu leaves are good with a little salt,they taste sort of like taterchips...DVC
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so far only mangos, coconutz, plantains, and some papayas..nothing scary, yet....
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so far only mangos, coconutz, plantains, and some papayas..nothing scary, yet....
No cactus or sundried scorpions?..DVC
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cactus--i will eat when someone cooks it into foods, scorpions--NO WAY.... keep those in your snack bag, please.
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I went up to the Canadian Maritimes once and stopped over in one of the NE states before crossing the border and was looking for mushrooms and I met a couple of kids that were camping out,we got to talking and they offered me dinner with the main dish being some green plant that they had found..it was called fiddles ,I belive, because it looked like the head of a violin,I ate the fiddles and it was pretty good,until the next mourning...I think fiddles must be the main compound in Ex-lax....no more fiddles for me...In the south some folks eat Pock salat,its a green plant with purple berrys ,but they only eat the tender green leaves.fried kutzu leaves are good with a little salt,they taste sort of like taterchips...DVC
They're called fiddleheads, and are the juvenile version of a fern. Collecting them is a bit of a cottage industry in the Canadian maritimes.
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We have picked , dug up, Cut down and most anyother way you can think of ! Just about everything from mushrooms to Bananas, bread fruit to passion fruit, Guavas to blackberrys! Canned them, eatin Poak Salad, collards, and some wild onions to die for !! It's out there if ya know where and how to look !! I have an OLD Book I got as a child(im73) Ellseworth Jagear (spl) Called Wildwood Wisdom, that gives ya pics and discriptions of eatable plants and how to cook them! also how to cook fish and game you might find along the way !! Im sure theres lots of books online to show ya how to gather wild plants and fruit! Just a thought, try your local library on line with your Kindle if ya have one or on the puter!
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