Friday, 1 May 2009

A FREE GREEN SMOOTHIE.

There is no excuse for avoiding greens in your diet, especially if you live in the Uk as we have free food in abundance. The other day I took my kids for a lovely nature walk and showed them which foods and weeds can be eaten.



Clevers aka Goosegrass


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Watercress. We know that we can't pick watercress if there are sheep fields nearby though, as that could lead to parasites, but in our town it used to be the main supplier to all the markets and there are no sheep fields nearby, we always wash it thoroughly with a good veggie wash


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We even sampled some edible primroses. But not too many. We didn't want to pick them all so that others couldn't enjoy their beauty


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One day we may have to live like this again, we may have to run into the woods and rebuild our lives and live more simply. At least we will know where to get our greens from because the supermarkets may be empty.


My kids will know how to survive.


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They are totally amazed and excited by this idea and insisted that we move into the forest and live off primroses forever.

2 comments:

bgraef said...

Wow...some really nice pictures.

Blaq Berry said...

How absolutely beautiful... Your children are very fortunate to have such experiences. I'm getting better at identifying wild edibles near our home, though the surrounding area near where we live I'm afraid is not as pristine as what I view in your pics...we'd have to go further out. One day, I will be able to freely and easily forage without fear of mystery run-off residue.

...your children are very lovely, as are you.