Because there’s more and more people and less and less natural resources, feeding everyone is already a problem and will become even a bigger one in the not too distant future. So while on the promontory, I look around to see if there’s anything edible, anything foragable.
It’s August and thus most everything is dried out and brown. But during the spring nature is generous and the area is full of wild plants including sage, oregano, thyme, milk thistle (great for the liver thus good to take if you’ve had too much alcohol), cactus and helichrysum.
On the path, there’s a carob tree, wild fig and bamboo (bamboo shoots are edible). I’ve also seen chamomile in Livadia, some wild greens like horta (amaranth), and a plant that looks like plantain, too.
the wreath on my door is made from wild herbs like thyme and oregano collected here on Paros
So why not find out what’s foragable in your neighborhood? If you’re from my hometown, San Antonio, you might want to read FREE FOOD: FORAGING IN SAN ANTONIO.
As for today’s mantra, I will first say that I simply adore the PLAYING FOR CHANGE idea and should use more of their videos for my mantras. The idea of people all over the world getting together to sing creates harmony in more ways than one.
Keith Richards’ “Words of Wonder” is the point of departure for today’s mantra. It’s a rather naughty little song but does have the phrase “giving thanks and praise” in it. And nature is to be thanked for all that she gives us.
Thank you Thank you. OM Thank you Thank you Thank you.
Related links: Urban Foraging Guide pdf + Eat Bamboo Like A Panda + Edible Chamomile +Parian Dried Fruit Compote recipe + Blood Orange & Black Olive Salad Recipe + Words Of Wonder Lyrics + Eat The Weeds
if you are interested in learning more about foraging and edible weeds, try the Eat The Weeds youTube channel