Wildly Yummy Egg Rolls

A satisfied cook

In keeping with my ‘just don’t tell em’ plan, I whipped up some amazing wild eggrolls for dinner last night.  Served with Jasmine rice.  Titus helped me.

The wild ingredients were unfortunately detected by my suspicious son, Justin, but he still wolfed down FIVE of them…

First, I harvested Cattail shoots from the Cattail swamp with my neighbor JD.  I’ll take you to the swamp to get a feel for what it’s like to ‘shop’ in the wild.

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Wild ID Bags

Stairway to heaven

Had the coolest IDea….  Since identifying a plant accurately is sort of KEY in the wild business… I am always trying to find ways to make it easier to learn and remember.  Photos are great but sometimes they are confusing unless the plant being showcased is filmed against a contrasting background.  Drawing a picture is helpful, more for the exercise in observation and awareness, but my drawings don’t look anything like the real deal.  I’ve tried pressing the leaves under stacks of encyclopedias but that takes a long time and the leaves are brittle to work with..

What to do?

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