wild greens in winter


Foraging for wild greens on January 28th. It’s been a fairly mild winter here, the temperature only having dropped as low as 8 degrees Fahrenheit in a place that usually sees a seasonal low closer to -8. And we had snow cover for our cold-snap, which is probably why we still have a few patches of wild greens to pick. These are some kind of wild cress, Pepper Cress is the Appalachian name for it, I’m told. We made a pesto out of it last night and it was good, though a little stringy. Next time, we’ll chop it up before we grind it. Today we put it in salad.

2 Comments on “wild greens in winter”

  1. Caitlin says:

    Yum. Amazing to find GREEN under the frozen white stuff, eh?

  2. Missus says:

    I think these actually popped up during our thaw. I’m curious to see how they are after this round of snow melts.

    I want more egg-cress sandwiches.

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