Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bounty in Alaska

I am going to be starting a new series that will serve as my personal online journal of sorts for all the wild foods I gather in Alaska. Gathering wild foods is a passion of mine and I'm excited to see what I can find up here. 

Just a few thoughts before I start. In order for me not to worry about someone blaming me for getting sick off of herbs/berries/etc., I feel I must say the following:


  • Please only gather wild food if you know exactly what you are gathering! Some foods that are poisonous look very similar to ones that are edible.
  • Make sure to gather wild food that has not been sprayed with chemicals or around pollution. Examples would be roadsides that have been sprayed for weeds and by busy streets with lots of gas fumes.
  • Bear in mind that just because one part of the plant is edible does not make the entire plant edible. 
  • And finally, I am simply sharing my experiences with you. I am not a doctor but I have been called a witch doctor. Haha. As a joke. ANYWAY. I take no responsibility for any misuse of the information I have given you. Use your own judgement and your own research. Wild foods can be a fun way to eat healthy and enjoy God's beautiful creation. Treat it with respect. 
Thanks and have fun! I would love to hear what herbs/berries/food you have gathered in the wild!!!

Bethany
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Disclaimer:
In order to protect myself from people who might take any information I have written out of context or use it in any way I do not intend...I must say the following: I am NOT a doctor. I take no responsibility for what you do or not do with any information I have written. My opinions and writings should not take the place of a  doctor...consult one of those if you need medical advice. Pretty much...please use common sense and I strongly suggest you do your own research as well. It's empowering!


2 comments:

  1. Oh fun! Looking forward to this. Remember eating Glacier Lilies on our MT hikes? and huckleberries, thimbleberries? Yum, can't wait to see what you gather. :)

    Mom

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  2. Of course! Deb and I were just talking about how kids generally go back to their roots...in this case semi literally. Jk jk. But seriously...I've loved gathering wild food ever since those days!!! Thank, Mom. ;)

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