Help us combat voracious invasives in the kitchen! Or, as The Quarry Farm’s Board President Laura says, “If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em” (thinly-disguised, blatant plug for one of the Quarry Farm’s presentations–see WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS).
I’m asking you to share any and all recipes using invasive flora. For instance, did you know that garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis) is a year-round salad green?
Check out RECIPES FOR SUSTAINABILITY in the menu bar on The Quarry Farm home page. I’ll post shared recipes to that page as I receive them. Recipes don’t have to be for edibles. Who knows? Maybe your great-great aunt passed down a tried-and-true mosquito-repellent ointment recipe using juniper berries.
The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area offers the downloadable “Garlic Mustard: From Pest to Pesto, a Culinary Guide”. Now if we can just find a good use for Japanese honeysuckle… http://www.afha.us/garlic_mustard/gm_recipes.pdf