Snow is in our weather forecast, so I am happy to have been able to do a little more foraging this past week. There are quite a few plantain plants around our yard that I gather. But their size is limited due to mowing. I recently found a group of plantain plants growing at the edge of an orchard that had grown to a larger size. After picking a handful of the leaves I was surprised to see how big they were compared to the leaves I normally forage!
If you have an interest in wild eatable plants and herbs, plantain is one herb that is plentiful and is packed full of health benefits. I have heard it called the “people’s plant” and “nature’s bandaid,” because of the healing properties it contains.
I am always sad to see the birds leave as they fly South for the winter, but it is such fun when I happen to find a cozy nest left behind that they worked so hard to build in Spring.
The smell of homemade applesauce fills my kitchen these days. And we are enjoying a few more cherry tomatoes from the garden. Our tomato crop was sparse this year, but the few tomatoes that did grow are packed with flavor and perfect to top salads!