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wild edibles short - ON FLAVOR [free food in my salads and in my green smoothies)  RSS feed

 
Elissa Teal
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"Whenever I talk to folks about eating wild edibles and the topic of dandelions comes up, I refer back to some advice that John Kallas gave in his AMAZING book Edible Wild Plants. He wrote something to the effect of this: Most people like to eat meals that have a medley of flavors.

Don’t think that to include bitter wild edibles in your diet that you need to eat a plate full of dandelion greens!"... [I'd love for you to check out the rest of my blog post at http://crunchymamasurbanhomestead.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/wild-edible-short-on-flavors/ ]
 
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Hey, Elissa. Would you consider a suggestion? It seems to me that if a person has just written an awesome blog post and wants to bring that insight to the permies.com forums, we all benefit. However, my suggestion would be that you include enough of a summary of the post or the insight so that folks can make an informed decision about whether they want to click off the site. "I wrote a post about mixing wild edibles in with other foods so that the strong flavors are not overwhelming -- link" is the kind of thing I am talking about. The teaser style where you start writing a sentence but then trail off with the dot-dot-dot before getting to the point feels to me like the point of the permies post was less to share a viewpoint with us and more to get some traffic to the blog post. So that's why I'm suggesting a bit more summary for permies readers, because I'm sure that link-bait-ish feeling I got can't have been your intent!
 
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Dan Boone wrote:Hey, Elissa. Would you consider a suggestion? It seems to me that if a person has just written an awesome blog post and wants to bring that insight to the permies.com forums, we all benefit. However, my suggestion would be that you include enough of a summary of the post or the insight so that folks can make an informed decision about whether they want to click off the site. "I wrote a post about mixing wild edibles in with other foods so that the strong flavors are not overwhelming -- link" is the kind of thing I am talking about. The teaser style where you start writing a sentence but then trail off with the dot-dot-dot before getting to the point feels to me like the point of the permies post was less to share a viewpoint with us and more to get some traffic to the blog post. So that's why I'm suggesting a bit more summary for permies readers, because I'm sure that link-bait-ish feeling I got can't have been your intent!


Thanks for the feedback, Dan. That absolutely sounds reasonable. I'll go back and edit the OP.
 
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