Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In terms of FORAGING, my latest trip to California for the wedding of Melissa and Jeff included some nice new finds. Foraged and ate a bunch of dragon fruits, a lot easier than the other red cactus fruits I've gotten before that require gloves because they are full of prickers.
Then there were the fallen oranges and grapefruits and persimmons. Black walnuts right at the wedding site provided a nice distraction, cracking them open on the rocks right there. But my favorite item was the olives. Lots of people grow olive trees, and I stopped at one point in San Bernadino and found about 5 full of olives on the street itself...not in someone's yard. So I got a whole bunch and have various people (Stef, Helma) curing them for me. I took some home myself but didn't want to get them taken away by California Agricultural rules at the airport, which is why I convinced my California friends to cure them themselves. But I got mine through so am curing a small batch. They should be ready to try in about a month.
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