We have always called Stanzie, the "Wild Child" and "Coyote Girl".
She has always known her way around native edible plants.
This is what she discovered on our campus walk today.
Stanzie would like to host her own reality TV show, featuring survival skills in the wilderness.
Its dark blue berries and young leaves are both edible and are efficient appetite suppressants, both with a unique flavor. Gaultheria shallon berries were a significant food resource for native people, who both ate them fresh and dried them into cakes. They were also used as a sweetener, and the Haida used them to thicken salmon eggs. The leaves of the plant were also sometimes used to flavor fish soup.
More recently, Gaultheria shallon berries are used locally in jams, preserves and pies. They are often combined with Oregon-grape because the tartness of the latter is partially masked by the mild sweetness of Gaultheria shallon.
Interesting and apparently growable in Oregon!ReplyDelete
Stanzie, can't wait for your survival show to be commissioned. We in the UK are getting a bit tired of Ray Mears and Bear Grylls (the latter is, disappointingly, a human not a bear).ReplyDelete
Go, Stanzie! As we Sibes like to say, "the world is our salad bar!"ReplyDelete
I think Denny and Stanzy could team it - he can't walk by any plant without a quick nibble on it.ReplyDelete
I would be totally down for that show! I took a foraging lesson in Central Park, so I love learning all about those edible plants! Way to go!!ReplyDelete
Looks way yummier than our grass! Lee and PhodReplyDelete
BOL we don;t do green but we'd happily go raccoon hunting Stanzie. Have a serene Sunday. Go for the big easy today.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Appetite suppressant?? Mom says she needs those!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
Hmmm, we love blueberries, wonder if they taste like that. We wish our Mom would grow berries in our yard.ReplyDelete
Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
What a clever girl! And full marks to a mum who knows all about the plants and doesn't yell 'get outta that!!' (Like some we could mention.)ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
Oh Stanzie, you and me gurl!!! We are just two AireChicks who can't pass up a nice nibble on greenery or edibles!!!ReplyDelete
I gets yelled at for tastin' Ma's plants though...she's a meanie.
You have a pretty good sniffer StanzieReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
Such a smart girl, aren't you Stanzie! Ros and OscarReplyDelete
You are so smart to snack on healthy stuff that you find outside, Stanzie!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
Wyatt, your nose is too cute for words - especially with carrot crumbs on it :)ReplyDelete