Thanks to a local Freedom Gardener, who brought us a lovely jar of plum preserves and a bag of acorn flour!
I fiddled around with acorn flour when I was a teenager and would really like to get back into it. As teenagers we were big on wilderness and survivalist skills – building hogans, forging, wild edibles, etc, etc. Now such skills are needed more than ever and we like to incorporate even more wild and local edibles into our diets. We do harvest some wild edibles already but we like to strive incorporate wild foods because So Cal if full biodiversity.
On Friday I whipped up a batch of biscuits which were absolutely scrumptious. Everyone concurred that they were the best tasting biscuits -ever! Very nutty and earthy tasting.
I can wait to experiment more with using acorn flour in baked goods. SM say in her latest post that it takes A LOT of acorns 10 lbs for 1 lbs of “flour” That’s a lot of acorns…. time to get a’harvesting!
Thanks to sites like Freedom Gardens it’s great to be able to hook up with someone who has the same interests and starting building a community – sharing and growing! Thank you again SM!
Not sure is she’s coming to this Sunday’s event (Film Screening & Harvest Potluck) but this local FGer is looking to trade acorns for acorn flour.
Oh, and if you haven’t joined the Freedom Garden community, what are you waiting for. FG now has over 1500 members strong. Perhaps you’ll find a FGer in your area!
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Harvesting the wild acorns (Backwoods Home)