Can living off the land benefit your health?


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One of my very favorite forage foods is fiddlehead ferns. I'm also fond of ramps and morels -- and I am blessed to live where matsutake mushrooms flourish. They're supposed to taste like a combination of asparagus and okra with the snap of green beans, although I find they really have a unique flavor of their own. Unfortunately harvesting them in my own yard proves difficult; not because they don't grow where I live (they do), but because one of my dogs is also quite fond of ferns.

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