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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Foraging.

Foraging is like gardening but without all the planting, weeding, nibbler protection or watering.  If you live in the country there are lots of road sides to search.  These must be wild foods - not gleaning or harvesting from an actively cultivated space.

Plant identification is the most important part of foraging.  Get one or two good books on the edibles of your region.  Be sure you know what you're picking!

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
Prepare a dish (soup, salad, entree, side, etc.) that uses at least a cup of one of:
- dandelion (blossoms or leaves)
- wild mushrooms (must be cooked)
- nettles
- miner's lettuce
- lambs quarter
- purslane
- acorns (must be prepared properly)
- burdock root (must be cooked)
- chickweed
- wild sorrel
- red-root amaranth (pigweed)
- watercress
- rose hips

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
 - A picture of one of the plants in the wild
 - A picture of obviously more than a cup of foraged ingredients (or pic of the ingredients in a measuring cup)
 - A picture of the finished dish
 - A description of what the dish is

Clarifications:
 - This is "Foraging" so the plants can not be cultivated by you.
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Approved BB submission
Laetiporus Sulpherous, the delicious Chicken of the Woods.  This time 'round we made a gravy and doused it over fried eggs.  Also delicious in curry.  I pickled some in ACV that are . . . interesting . . . but I haven't figured out how to use them yet.
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chicken of the woods cut
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chicken of the woods gravy
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete

 
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The PEP event crew went for a stroll to the creek sfter a woodland care sesh and looked around for some food. Mostly on the hunt for Morels but surrounded by a variety of greens. Miner's lettuce, Sorrel, Fire weed, Dandelions and Violets. I harvested Miner's lettuce. This simple dish was made up of Miner's lettuce, Raisins, Sunflower seeds, juice of 1/3 lemon and some pepper. Delecious
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miner's lettuce
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harvested miner's lettuce
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miner's lettuce
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miner's lettuce salad
miner's lettuce salad
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I hereby certify that this Badge Bit is completed!

 
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Approved BB submission
- A picture of one of the plants in the wild

miner's lettuce

- A picture of obviously more than a cup of foraged ingredients (or pic of the ingredients in a measuring cup)


- A picture of the finished dish

A miner's lettuce salad with dandelion flowerand wild violet flower.  
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Approved BB submission
Watercress soup with homegrown potatoes and garlic
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watercress
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soup ingredients
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potatoes peeled
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washed watercress
washed watercress
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watercress soup
watercress soup
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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