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Re: Neighbourhood foraging

Postby blue fox » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:57 pm

IceFire wrote:Yes, mesquite beens make a tasty flour...they have a slightly sweet taste. Only thing is that they have NO gluten in them, so you need to use 1/2 regular flour, or the mesquite products will not hold together...they'll crumble. I THINK that the honey locust beans are edible, but DON'T confuse them with Black Locust beans....I believe those are quite toxic.

Thanks...I plan on having these plants for a LONG time. They're part of my "SHTF plan" for keeping us fed. (Good barter goods, too....what would people give for some fresh fruit?)


just stumbled across this comment about mesquite flour. I wonder how it would work in gluten-free recipes for those with Celiac disease?
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Re: Neighbourhood foraging

Postby IceFire » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:10 pm

Actually, mesquite flour works VERY well for gluten-free recipes for celiacs. We have a local baker at the Farmer's Market here who makes a LOT of gluten free baked goods using mesquite flour. They are VERY yummy!
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Re: Neighbourhood foraging

Postby blue fox » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:39 am

IceFire wrote:Actually, mesquite flour works VERY well for gluten-free recipes for celiacs. We have a local baker at the Farmer's Market here who makes a LOT of gluten free baked goods using mesquite flour. They are VERY yummy!



Thanks, sounds like research time for me. :thumbsup:
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Re: Neighbourhood foraging

Postby sageprice » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:26 pm

funny, all this food and people wonder how our ancestors lived? :rofl:
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Re: Neighbourhood foraging

Postby waterman618 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:23 pm

echinacea is a herb that has pain relieving qualities and has edible flowers.
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Re: Neighbourhood foraging

Postby catfeet » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:04 am

It's black walnut time here, and I'm a-collecting. My hands show it!
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Re: Neighbourhood foraging

Postby kappydell » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:21 pm

came across a new patch of garlic mustard! it is not only edible, it is tasty AND an invasive plant, so nobody cares how much you pick!
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Re: Neighbourhood foraging

Postby kenjabroni » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:14 pm

IceFire wrote:Yes, mesquite beens make a tasty flour...they have a slightly sweet taste. Only thing is that they have NO gluten in them, so you need to use 1/2 regular flour, or the mesquite products will not hold together...they'll crumble. I THINK that the honey locust beans are edible, but DON'T confuse them with Black Locust beans....I believe those are quite toxic.

Thanks...I plan on having these plants for a LONG time. They're part of my "SHTF plan" for keeping us fed. (Good barter goods, too....what would people give for some fresh fruit?)



Mesquite Beans..........very interesting. I did some research to figure out more about them. I thought surely they come from a mesquite tree (sounded to obvious though) and on the acre of land I bought I have at least 6 mesquite trees. I might have more, I just have to get all the brush cleared out.

This is something I am definitely going to keep an eye out for. Its great to know I have that as an added resource on my land without having to do anything other than clear the brush from around the trees
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Re: Neighbourhood foraging

Postby catfeet » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:48 pm

4 bushels of apples so far, more if we want 'em, for the collecting!
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