Dinner After Drama

15 Jul

So far my poor yucca has only served my temper tantrums.

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So today I decided to put the yucca on my plate. A little like putting my money where my mouth is.

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The process is pretty simple.

Fist,(and finally)pick the fruit. This is super easy because it is hanging there at the perfect height, like taking it right off of a grocer’s shelf!

Then put it directly on the grill to roast. I didn’t even wash it.Be careful to look for little holes, there are fascinating little moth larvae that live in yucca pods. I didn’t read that those were edible, so I only roasted the ones that were uninhabited.

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My mentor however must not have liked yucca because this beautiful plant is not mentioned in his book.Euell makes it a point to assure readers that only the most delicious plants are listed in his book to tempt the reader to forage.

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As I have mentioned before, no one wants to eat yucca with with me because they are convinced I will end up killing myself eating foraged food. But I insist on trying them because I have this odd obsession with knowing what I could eat if I had to.

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Good news: I am still living!

And it is pretty delicious!

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2 Responses to “Dinner After Drama”

  1. The Mystical Mansion and Garden July 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    I had no clue that you could eat Yucca! Very interesting. I may have to try that at least once!

    • Blazing a Trail for Wendy July 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

      I am using my summer to stalk and eat 😉 What better pastime for a hopeless farming foodie?

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