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05-18-2013, 09:15 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Guys! There's free food out there! hi5.gif

We went out to get some fireweed today.

I don't know of any area where it doesn't grow. It's pretty much edible all the way till they start blooming. And when that happens you can eat the flowers! beercheer.gif

It's a great source of vitamin C and pro-vitamin A. Some of it we'll put raw in the salad and the rest we'll sauté with butter, salt and pepper. Should go well with the grilled ribs. hi5.gif

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İmage
05-18-2013, 09:19 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Let me tell you, this time of year it's delicious. These have only been up a few days, they are delicious raw(we've already been munching on it), and sautéed in clarified butter... omg tastes as good or better than asparagus!

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05-19-2013, 01:54 AM #3
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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But they're so cute

how can you be so lascivious

oh the agony ,,, the unmittigated gall ,, the absolute horror
of it all .chuckle.gif
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05-19-2013, 02:02 AM #4
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
Dandelion works too.
05-19-2013, 02:14 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes that's true. There's a lot of good stuff out there. But fireweed is just like asparagus and it was awesome!

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İmage
05-19-2013, 02:28 AM #6
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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YUM !

shit , stomach growl now

steak and all i have is chicken , the paupers white meat .

shit , now i'm staring at the poison oak with a drool

I'm so F'ed by that photo
05-19-2013, 02:32 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I'm still stuffed and it's been hours since we ate. Those ribs were killer too. chuckle.gif

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05-19-2013, 06:46 AM #8
Maddogg Member
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don't think we have them here, or never seen. but the ribs sure look dam good

It's always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black
05-19-2013, 09:30 AM #9
IAMI Member
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(05-19-2013, 02:14 AM)Octo Wrote:  Yes that's true. There's a lot of good stuff out there. But fireweed is just like asparagus and it was awesome!

BaconDance.gif

İmage


WOW LOOKS AWESOME!
05-19-2013, 09:38 AM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif It was! We didn't even have any leftovers. :(

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05-19-2013, 03:01 PM #11
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
 
OMG that looks good drool.gif there's a winery in Kelowna that makes fireweed wine, sure love to get my hands on that. With the bees here second year now this little valley is going to be thick with berries.
05-19-2013, 04:04 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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I'd try fireweed wine! hyper.gif

Fireweed has a lot of nutrients:

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vege...cts/3048/2

And also this I just found out:
Quote:Fireweed leaf tea works on our small intestine and colon in a similar way to create a healthy environment where beneficial digestive bacteria can flourish, nutrients can flow into our body, and waste products can easily move out. It supports our intestines in discriminating between what we need to absorb and what we need to let go of. This helps keep our whole system in a state of balance. Research shows that our guts are an important part of immune function and other aspects of our health. If they are functioning poorly due to imbalanced flora, inflammation, improper food absorption or food moving through at the wrong speed, many things can go awry. Think of fireweed as a soothing friend to the constant work of digestion.

Lets break down how fireweed works. It is a gentle, yet effective anti-inflammatory that helps conditions including diarrhea, stomach and intestinal inflammation. Tannins in fireweed act as an astringent. By improving the tone of the colon, it slows water from being reabsorbed and can act as a mild laxative. Herbalist Michael Moore taught that fireweed is also very useful in treating people with Candida overgrowth in their intestines. It has antifungal properties and also helps to normalize the flora of the gut.

http://wildfoodsandmedicines.com/fireweed/
05-19-2013, 04:17 PM #13
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
 
Is also a nitrogen fixater and helps circulation.
I collect red clover each summer for tea, washes impurities from the blood.
05-19-2013, 04:22 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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hi5.gifbeercheer.gif It's amazing! We're gonna have to go pick some more fireweed today. woohoo.gif
05-19-2013, 04:28 PM #15
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
 
I should go look. It grows around here lots but on cut blocks or where there's been a fire. I'd have to go to the river for that and I've been slapped on the wrist already for riding my quad on the highway 13.gif



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