This post is part of our Fall Blog Blitz! For the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you special posts in support of our Slow Food Fall Membership Campaign. Come back often for more recipes, photos, tips, and resources as we celebrate Slow Food in all its forms!
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This past spring, Slow Food Seattle had a great day out at Golden Gardens with local forager and author Melany Vorass. Melany’s the author of The Front Yard Forager, and that title is no joke: she showed us an incredible number of edible and delicious plants all within one small area right in the middle of the city. It was inspiring to take a closer look at plants we often dismiss as weeds and nuisances to see that they can offer both a delectable taste and great nutrition.
You can see pictures from that day here, and we hope to schedule another walk with Melany next spring. But now, it’s fall, and while we’re certainly into the season for mushroom hunting, the casual fan of wild greens might think their season is over.
Not so! Melany has shared with us a couple recipes from The Front Yard Forager for dishes one can make with wild edibles right now. Today, it’s a recipe for a savory filled pastry made with dandelion greens and cheese. Enjoy, and check back next week for another dish: Cat’s Ear Clam Linguine. Thanks, Melany! Continue reading