Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40

Thread: foraging forum?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    NIKISKI,AK.
    Posts
    46

    Default foraging forum?

    Looking for folks who would be interested in starting a "foraging forum" . if your interested please post your support. spring is almost here and the greens,mushrooms, etc.. will be coming with it.Good healthy eating for those willing to gather them and you get the benifit of knowing that they were not sprayed with poisons and who knows what all else.And the satisfaction of knowing you can feed your family in an emergency whatever it may be.
    THANKS
    GRIN

  2. #2
    Member Ripface's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    320

    Default

    Sounds like a good idea. I would also like to see a food/eating/cooking forum.
    "Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile." - Homer, Odyssey

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    140

    Default

    I'm game. Would love to hear what others are collecting, maybe arrange some opportunities to share the experience with. My friend whom I used to hunt mushrooms with is no longer with us.

  4. #4
    New member reuben_j_cogburn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    285

    Default yup....

    I'd be interested as well, however my internet will be a bit limited.....


    reuben..

  5. #5
    Member stevelyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Fairbanksan in Aleutian Hell
    Posts
    1,316

    Default

    Why not? Foraging and wild food gathering is also part of the overall outdoor experience.
    Now what ?

  6. #6
    New member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Soldotna
    Posts
    5,639

    Thumbs up

    You bet. . . I'm very interested.


  7. #7
    Forum Admin Brian M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eagle River, AK
    Posts
    13,392

    Default

    Do you all honestly think we need a seperate forum for this? I don't see why such topics can't be discussed in either the hiking or the general discussion forum. New forums can be great, but we don't want to put so many on here that it's a pain to navigate. I could be convinced otherwise, but I just don't see the need at this point. There hasn't been a single discussion of berry/mushroom picking on the other forums yet. Typically we only look at adding new forums when there are frequent enough posts within an existing forum to justify it.

  8. #8
    Member bushrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Now residing in Fairbanks from the bush
    Posts
    4,363

    Default Hey Brian

    Brian, I've long held my tongue about how the forum has grown, and thought it was totally odd that of all this growth, we never had anything on FOOD (game and fish recipes, preparation) and GATHERING WILD PLANTS.

    But that is just me. Personally, I don't see why we can't discuss photography in Gen. Discussion. Or outdoor optics. Or prospecting. Then again, not sure how those forums relate to having sponsorship, and there may be no sponsors for a Gathering/Food/Recipes type of forum.

    I think the forum is too big right now. Too cluttered. Not sure how much traffic the prospecting forum gets. But not having a forum on wild game and fish cooking/recipes and/or gathering and identifying wild plants and berries is rather odd.

    Just my opinion. Can't guarantee I'd participate; as I said for me the forum is just too overwhelming as it is right now. So I hear ya on that.
    Good luck,

  9. #9
    Member ak_powder_monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Eagle River/ Juneau
    Posts
    5,154

    Default

    anyone ever set out to climb a mountain in august then just never get to the top because there were blueberries? Mmmm blueberries!

    (I'm in)
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

  10. #10
    Member Alaska Grandma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    little log cabin on the river
    Posts
    645

    Default gathering wild edibles thread/forum

    Doesn't matter where it is, whatever the moderators think best, as long as we have a place to talk about it. Seems to be enough interest for some fine discussions.

    Grandma Lori


  11. #11
    Member Alaska Grandma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    little log cabin on the river
    Posts
    645

    Default

    one more to perk up interest and get your mouth watering....

    Grandma


  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    NIKISKI,AK.
    Posts
    46

    Default

    Yes maam! that gets my mouth a waterin, whats for dinner? and what are those greens in the sink?
    While I havent been a member for more than a week ive noticed that some of the forums dont get much use,and some could be combined, but that is not my decision to make. I JUST LOVE ALASKA! and all she has to offer those who choose to live such an independent/self sufficient life style.who was it that said " Improvisation is the mother of invention"?.posting in "general discusion" sure why not i'm game.
    GRIN

  13. #13
    Member Alaska Grandma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    little log cabin on the river
    Posts
    645

    Default sedge

    The greens in the sink in the first picture are sedge. We pick them in mid summer; right around the time blueberries are ripe. When they are flowering it is easier to identify them from other plants that grow in the same sort of terrain, look similar and are poisonous such as wild Iris and the deadly Calla. The white/pick underground part, the first few inches, is the best for eating. Go too far up the stalk and it gets stingy, fibrous and tough. It is good raw, but I like to add it to stir-fry.

    Letís see, dinner that night was fresh caught grayling, lightly floured and fried, chopped sedge, and a few garden veggies stir-fried and served over hot steaming rice. And for dessert, blueberry buckle, my favorite version of coffee cake.
    Grandma Lori

  14. #14
    New member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Soldotna
    Posts
    5,639

    Thumbs up Kick-off time. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Grandma View Post
    And for dessert, blueberry buckle, my favorite version of coffee cake.i
    Alaska Grandma, how about kicking things off here by posting your recipe for blueberry buckle?

    Grandpa John


  15. #15
    grizzeyes
    Guest

    Default nice counter

    hey grandma, now that is what i call a nice woodsy counter top. nothing like a log cabin. i used to live in one and am trying to find another. even the toilet paper dispenser and towel rack was made of log.

  16. #16
    Member sayak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Central peninsula, between the K-rivers
    Posts
    5,788

    Default Anbody try...

    ... loveage? We call it wild spinach. (Yupik, cuaisaq). Loveage grows close to the saltwater in sandy soil on reddish/greenish stalks, with small rounded leaves. Pick and cook both together.

    Blanche it like spinach and season with butter, salt and pepper. Excellent with fresh poached king salmon straight from the salt. Mmmm. I can hardly wait!

  17. #17
    Member Alaska Grandma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    little log cabin on the river
    Posts
    645

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    ... loveage? We call it wild spinach. (Yupik, cuaisaq). Loveage grows close to the saltwater in sandy soil on reddish/greenish stalks, with small rounded leaves. Pick and cook both together.

    Blanche it like spinach and season with butter, salt and pepper. Excellent with fresh poached king salmon straight from the salt. Mmmm. I can hardly wait!
    Too bad I don't live near the coast. Sounds great, I love spinach!

  18. #18
    New member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Soldotna
    Posts
    5,639

    Smile Photo ID. . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    ... loveage? We call it wild spinach. (Yupik, cuaisaq). Loveage grows close to the saltwater in sandy soil on reddish/greenish stalks, with small rounded leaves. Pick and cook both together.

    Blanche it like spinach and season with butter, salt and pepper. Excellent with fresh poached king salmon straight from the salt. Mmmm. I can hardly wait!
    sayak: Any chance of you posting a photo or steering us to a Web site with a photo? I think I know the plant you're talking about.

    Help. . .



  19. #19
    Member sayak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Central peninsula, between the K-rivers
    Posts
    5,788

    Default Lovage (aka loveage)

    You can find it at the mouth of the rivers on the peninsula. This file was too large for me to upload.
    http://cast.off.net/images/lovage.jpg

  20. #20
    Member Alaska Grandma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    little log cabin on the river
    Posts
    645

    Default wild spinach

    I believe Lovage is actually part of the parsley family. Up here in the interior, we have Strawberry Spinach and Lambs Quarter. Both are related to the garden spinach and can be used in the same manner as the cultivated green. Very tasty!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •