Category Archives: Vegetables

Skunk Cabbage: When Foraging Goes Awry

~ ~ ~ Skunk Cabbage We have a plant here that locals call “skunk cabbage.” Over a year ago on a lark I actually picked some and tasted it. Somewhat predictably it was skunky. In fact it was so bad that I could not palate it at all and I spit it out — I’ve…

Pumpkin Flowers

Squash Flower

Pumpkin flowers are a culinary treat found occasionally mixed in salads, soups, sautes, or cheese-stuffed and batter-fried. You may have the opportunity to buy a small bundle at a farmer’s market. If you do, enjoy the opportunity but plan to cook your pumpkin flower that day. They do not last long in your refrigerator. If…