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I'd forgotten about puffballs! Learned of them from a woman who grew up in the Ozarks. Found them in Indiana, but none so far in Florida. Thanks for the reminder -- I'll keep looking.
Many thanks! I'll look for him! We also found wild raisins / viburnums along the Indiana rivers, and oh, I miss those!
I've made these by throwing eggs, spinach, bacon, shredded cheese and Tabasco in a blender, then pouring onto a Pam'd cookie sheet and baking in my toaster oven. I cut the egg slab to fit those little croissants that you can buy by the dozen in any grocery bakery section, then bagged in individual Ziplocs and froze. They were ugly to say the least (which kept my coworkers out of them!) but wonderfully tasty, and they took about 30 seconds to reheat (out of the plastic bag, on a paper towel) in the microwave. The croissant did indeed stay soft. Perfect for taking on the road at the end of night shift, to keep me out of 7-11 or McD's drive-thru.
So jealous!!! I miss morels and sulfur shelf...I'm unaware of any edible fungi in Florida.
Like we'd use wild asparagus, if we were lucky enough to find it! How wonderful!
I miss picking nettles (with gloves! unlike Tom Brown, I never did learn to respect them, I guess...), sulfur shelf (a tree fungus), morels, apples, dandelions, persimmons and rosehips in Indiana. In Florida, we have wild blueberries / huckleberries / sparkleberries, blackberries, elderberries, citrus of all kinds, strawberries and grapes if you're lucky and the occasional banana, coconut or date, plus sea grapes and once in a while, mulberries (which I found in Miami Beach!). The local county park offers a "wild edibles" class and it's amazing what you can eat if you only know what you're looking for.
Or you could just educate yourself so you know which species you're looking at. I've picked elderberries in Indiana and Florida and have had no issues since I took the time to ID the plants first.
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