The fiddlehead, is a delicacy that appears in the early spring (April and May) in places like the coasts of Canada and the US and all over England. We do not see them much here in Edmonton. Simply eat them the way you would asparagus in salads, steamed or in soups.
Fiddleheads contain protein, vitamin A, vitamin C and minerals including iron.
Grows almost everywhere! It is very easy to pull up as it grows in clumps of bright green with tiny white flowers. I simply add them to my salads and occasionally to soups, steamed vegetables and stews.
Chickweed contains beta-carotene, B vitamins, vitamin C, bio-flavonoids, GLA/gamma-linoleic acid and lots of minerals.
Lamb’s quarters (also known as pigweed):
They are very profuse in all gardens. The young leaves are great in salads as they taste like spinach. When they are more mature, the leaves are better steamed, in soups or in smoothies.
Lamb’s quarters have a number of vitamin B’s, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, and minerals including iron.
Which wild plant foods are your favorite?
Recipes with Wild Plants:
Saskatoon Crumble made with my favorite wild berry from northern Canada; Saskatoons.
Diana’s Green Smoothie With a Difference: This video shows the best way to make a green smoothie. You can easily add dandelion greens and lamb’s quarters.
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