Saturday, May 31, 2008
Above is the amazingly fragrant black locust tree, whose blossoms are edible and wonderfully delicious! Thanks to Anthony from Raw Model for teaching me about this! Every other part of the plant (including the pod) is toxic, though, so you only want to eat the flowers...which are blooming now. Here is a nice article on the flowers and some ideas for them (eaten raw like popcorn, on top of salads, cooked into alfredo sauce, etc.) The flowers look like pea flowers, and in fact, they are a member of the same family (they are legumes).
I'm so happy to know about the black locust flowers. I really love eating food from trees (these flowers, mulberries, maple sap and syrup.) Tree energy is such a strong powerful energy...it is really nice to become more familiar with what our tree friends have to share.
The summer is just beginning! We may name Fridays "Foraging Friday" to share information about all the Wild Edibles available all around Pittsburgh.
Posted by Melissa Sokulski at 5:43 PM