Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | June 24, 2013

The Cattail-A Native Food

IMG_6879-001  In the spring the cattail stands (Typha latifolia) are easy to recognize  by the furry, over-wintered seedheads, but hidden beneath are the first young, green, edible shoots.  To harvest the shoots, just reach down into the mud and pull quick and hard.

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  1. Do you cook the shoots?

  2. Lois,
    Some is eaten raw and some cooked and there will be more on this topic posted on the blog! Thanks for following!


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