Prickly Pear (Opuntia)

This is my favorite fruit. You probably have it in your neighborhood if you live in California or in a Mediterranean climate – yet it is extremely versatile and grows in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 10. Known commonly to Native Americans and Mexicans, this delicious cactus fruit must be handled properly to avoid theContinue reading “Prickly Pear (Opuntia)”

Eating Acorns: Balanophagy

Jump to recipe: Acorn Bread, Acorn Cookies If you choose to alter your diet for the environment, eating acorns (especially in Mediterranean and temperate climates) is one of the best things that you can do. As the most abundant and climate adapted for drought, wildfires, and low-quality soils, oak trees provide much-needed habitat and produceContinue reading “Eating Acorns: Balanophagy”