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Collecting acorns to eat - how/when?

The book, "Nature's Garden" by Samuel Thayer, has an excellent, extremely thorough explanation of how to find, select, harvest and prepare acorns. He lists 9 different types of defective ...
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Collecting acorns to eat - how/when?

While I have never collected acorns to eat, only to feed to animals, I have foraged and served beechnuts and chestnuts, and the same principles apply. Ripe acorns will fall - so picking them up from ...
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(Safely) Making Rosewater for Cooking

The biggest issue with what's essentially a foraged food is identification. Luckily for roses that's quite easy. You do need a lot of petals, and well-scented ones; many pretty varieties are bland, ...
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(Safely) Making Rosewater for Cooking

Rosewater is made by traditional distillation methods, without the need for much equipment. When you distill the rose oil, the water left over (hydrosol) is the rose water. It should be relatively ...
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