Feb 18, 2012

Wild Gourmet - Stinging Nettles - Cattail Shoots - Fiddlehead Ferns

Uploaded by wildgourmetblog on Apr 3, 2008
Chef Gray takes you on a foray into the forest of the Oregon coast to safely pick "Stinging Nettles"

Uploaded by paulwheaton12 on Apr 6, 2010
Harvesting stinging nettle and eating some sting nettles RAW!
A big nettle patch under a cottonwood tree. various ways of harvesting, including bare handed.
Heidi Bohan, author of "The People of Cascadia: Pacific Northwest Native American History" talks about when to harvest nettles and how to do an ethical harvest. Three of her students help out. Different kinds of gloves are used.
The nettle "stingers" are under the leaves only.
Apparently, some people sting themselves intentionally.
There is also some discussion on drying the nettles and how dried nettles can last years.
Nettles are nitrogen pigs and, in this case, the nettles are fed by bird crap.

Uploaded by EatTheWeeds on Jan 14, 2009
Learn about wild food with Green Deane, this time another classic, Stinging Nettles, very nutritious but touchy to handle.

Uploaded by wildgourmetblog on Apr 12, 2008
Chef Lee Gray Takes you out to a swamp to pick "Cattail Shoots" in the wilds of the Oregon coast.

Uploaded by EatTheWeeds on Jan 22, 2009
Learn about wild food with Green Deane, this time perhaps the most famous, cattails, or the Great Reed Mace, very nutritious, easy to identify, a life saver.

Uploaded by wildgourmetblog on Mar 14, 2008
Chef Lee Gray the Wild Gourmet takes you into the streams of Oregon to pick "Fiddlehead Ferns".

Uploaded by TheUniversityofMaine on May 19, 2010
University of Maine Cooperative Extension demonstrates how to identify Maine Fiddleheads.

Uploaded by TheUniversityofMaine on Jun 21, 2010
Storing Fiddleheads - Freezing

Related Links:
Eat The Weeds.com
Fiddlehead fern - Wikipedia
University of Maine Bulletin #4198, Facts on Fiddleheads - Lots of Recipes

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