Rice lily

The smallest of the tubers in yesterday’s dinner (see http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=9577) was so-called rice lily or riceroot (Fritillaria camschatensis), small (but many) sweet tasting tubers that often lie right on the surface all winter! One of the hardiest plants found in Western North America from Oregon to Alaska, Northern Japan and the Russian Far East…and quite a common ornamental for its almost black flowers…
See also my blog post Riceroot and Hog Peanuts (http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=480)

113 veggies in the first week of January!

The ingredients list for last night’s extreme green pasta sauce ended at 57 (all collected inside in the living areas or the cellar stores), which together with Sunday’s 56 variety salad (all collected outside before the snow obscured everything) means I’m already over 113 veggies for 2017! Will this be the year my world record salad will be smashed?