@rostiger really want to try and cook more with dandelions, do you harvest them yourself or buy the roots already dried?
@ritualdust They are currently blossoming everywhere so we pick them ourselves. The leafs are a bit bitter, but work well in salads too!
Oh, and to clarify: for the sirup, we used the blossoms.
@ritualdust I peeped your pinned post - if/when you end up in BC, you might check out this book: Pacific Northwest Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Alaska Blueberries to Wild Hazelnuts
I have it and really enjoyed reading through it - it’s not an identification book per-se (not quite enough information to make a 100% certain id) but is a great way to learn which plants to look for.
I’ve also really enjoyed https://www.inaturalist.org/ for identifying plants. Again, not a 100% source but handy to narrow things down to the genus level and then you can use an online field guide to get the rest of the way.
@reed thanks a lot for the recommendation, that's going on the reading list for sure :) and I'll go check the app too, I feel that for starting the best for me would be something that can guide me like the app and a book of local plants I can refer to for more info ~
@ritualdust Also I'm fairly proud that my seven year old picked them all, along with these, which he is able to identifies on his own. :3
My parents have something like and oxford dictionary of plants or something. it's great but not much cop for identifying plants unless you have a bit of knowledge already to go off.
I should really, expand my own limited knowledge.
Oh, there are also apps they you can get where you can photograph a plant and it looks it up for you.
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