The Backyard Larder

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Exploring the possibilities of the perennial vegetable garden.

Cooking Great Camas

Camassia leichtlinii ssp leichtlinii

I’ve been steaming great camas (Camassia leichtlinii). This bulbous perennial is one of two main Camassia species which are highly regarded food plants for indigenous peoples of North America (the other being common camas,¬†Camassia quamash). Of the six Camassia species these two are the most widely ranging (occurring in Western North America from British Columbia […]

Perennial Vegetables and my Inspiring Sister.

Box of perennial vegetables

We’re not ace cooks in our house. You can’t go too far wrong with fresh organic vegetables and herbs, so plenty of tasty dishes reach the table. But, although we quite like cooking, we don’t love it. So we rarely focus and plan enough for anything out of the ordinary. It is often all a […]