Sumac: The Edible Wild Plant You (Wrongly) Thought Was Always Poisonous

Staghorn Sumac ( Rhus hirta/typhina ) is a great addition to the edge of a Forest Garden

Foraged Flavor: Wild Sumac - Plant Profiles - Heirloom Gardener

Foraged Flavor: Wild Sumac - Plant Profiles

Forage or shop for sumac and learn how to use sumac in spice blends, healing remedies, and seasonal recipes, such as a refreshing sumac lemonade.

How to Identify Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, & Poison Sumac Plants ~ via http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-identify-poison-oak-poison-ivy-and-poison-sumac-plants.html

How to Identify Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, and Poison Sumac Plants

How to Identify Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, & Poison Sumac Plants (I know this isn't a remedy, but in a sense it is because now I know how to avoid it by knowing what it looks like.

Culinarily, sumac has a long history in the Middle East and along the Mediterranean, where it is ground and used in powdered form to add sour notes to mezze and meat dishes. A popular seasoning, Za'tar, is a blend of thyme, sesame seeds, and sumac.

Sumac can make a sour beverage similar to lemonade or ground spice. Sumac is high in malic acid.

Sumac-ade is an alternative to Kool-Aid in the summer, reminding me of a berry pomegranate lemonade. Look at pictures online of the Staghorn Sumac plant for easy identification. To prepare: 6-10 sumac berry clusters. 1 gallon water. 1 cup sugar. First, get all the possible creepy crawlies off your berries. Submerge in gallon of cold water and let soak for about an hour. Squeeze the berry clusters for extra flavor. Strain by pouring through a cloth or coffee filter. Add sugar, you're done!

Sumac-ade is an alternative to Kool-Aid in the summer, reminding me of a berry pomegranate lemonade. Look at pictures online of the Staghorn Sumac plant for easy identification. To prepare: 6-10 sumac berry clusters. 1 gallon water. 1 cup sugar. First, get all the possible creepy crawlies off your berries. Submerge in gallon of cold water and let soak for about an hour. Squeeze the berry clusters for extra flavor. Strain by pouring through a cloth or coffee filter. Add sugar, you're done!

Gro-Low Sumac with tri-lobes backed by staghorn sumac

The Okanagan Xeriscape Association (OXA) provides xeriscape information- classes, workshops, online resources and a plant database.

How to Identify Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, & Poison Sumac Plants ~ via http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-identify-poison-oak-poison-ivy-and-poison-sumac-plants.html

How to Identify Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, and Poison Sumac Plants

How to Identify Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, & Poison Sumac Plants ~ via http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-identify-poison-oak-poison-ivy-and-poison-sumac-plants.html

Consult these poison sumac pictures for identification purposes. My photos include closeups showing what the leaves, etc. of these plants look like.

Pictures of Poison Sumac for Identification

Consult these poison sumac pictures for identification purposes. Our photos include closeups showing what the leaves, bark and stems of these plants look like.

All About Sumac- Harvesting Your Own  The ruby-hued, tart-flavored wild fruit is just as tasty as it is beautiful.

Foraged Flavor: All About Sumac

How to forage and dry sumac spice. The ruby-hued, tart-flavored wild fruit is just as tasty as it is beautiful.

Marigolds, Sumac, And Black Walnuts: Plant Dye Workshop At The 2018 NYS Sheep And Wool Festival

Marigolds, Sumac, And Black Walnuts: Plant Dye Workshop At The 2018 NYS Sheep And Wool Festival

Foraging can be a fun way to add nutrients to your table – for free! Staghorn Sumac is super easy to identify and a cinch to harvest. And it’s just as simple to make a delicious beverage with it, also known as Indian Lemonade. Native Americans also made a cough syrup with Sumac, and gargled …

Foraging: Nutritious Sumac Lemonade

Foraging can be a fun way to add nutrients to your table – for free! Staghorn Sumac is super easy to identify and a cinch to harvest. And it’s just as simple to make a delicious beverage with it!

Sumac tea is a real old-fashioned favorite, but apparently there is more to the sumac story, so read on...

Sumac from "Eat the Weeds". Stag horn sumac berries are delicious. I like the zesty citrusy flavor they have; like lemonade. Great on rice, meats, mac 'n' cheese, & fried potatoes.

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