invasive plant recipe: japanese knotweed fruit leather - best food dehydrator
Some say, love your enemy.
I said, eat it! ". . .
At least in some edible invasive plant species, such as the Japanese staff. This bamboo-looking, jerk-
Action plants spread like microorganisms on the pile of feces (
That is to say, fast and effective)
And grow to 15 feet high in thick, hard-to-penetrate blocks.
Unfortunately, I have a lot in my cabin. -(no)
Thanks to former owners, two eccentric retirees hoarding hummingbird feeders have built dozens (! )
The shelves and closets wobbled and drove the stroller along the road with their cats.
In addition to the public cat parade, they are private and deliberately plant the Japanese staff to train you --can't-see-
I have a wall of leaves in front of the house. It worked. . . too well.
The staff grows in front of the house.
On one side of it.
Cross the Gravel Lane/edge of the road as the Japanese staff has Sumo
Can penetrate the surface of the laying.
Now, on the way to the creek, it unconsciously winds down the hill in the backyard, which will be the ultimate fuel for its hellfire.
A lot of people use the herbicide to destroy the Japanese staff, but I don't want to put poison in my soil.
On the contrary, I go to the broom every spring.
When they appear and dig out many huge brains, thick shoots --
Like, before I crash into a pile of exhaustion, the mother's root-like stem will do what I can.
Thanks to great foragers and invading chefs like Ava Chin and wild man Steve Brier, I learned that the Japanese staff is a delicious food to eat, taste green apples and rhubarb with a light plant flavor.
According to Brill, it is rich in vitamin A and C and contains potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and antioxidant resveratrol.
It was the most enjoyable when harvested, less than 1 feet high and still juicy.
The stems become dry and Woody as they grow older.
The following recipe is adapted from 3 foraging blogs to accommodate what I'm lying at home.
It needs to use a food dehydrator.
If you have tips for dehydrated fruit leather in an oven or other system, please share the details in the comments below! And that's it!
I especially like this recipe because how many Japanese staff you have to conquer to produce fruit leather.
Eating four cups of fried Japanese staff may be over-cooking for me personally, but crushing with the water peel, I can't finish it.
If you have favorite Japanese stick recipes or other tips/strategies that consume invasive plant species, add them to the comments below! Until the next time. .
Enjoy eating your enemies!
The article was originally published on the Compostess blog.
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All photos of Rebecca Louis.