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.

Foraged Flavor: Wild Sumac - Plant Profiles - Heirloom Gardener

Foraged Flavor: Wild Sumac

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.

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

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.

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!

Foraged Flavor: Wild Sumac - Plant Profiles - Heirloom Gardener

Foraged Flavor: Wild Sumac - Plant Profiles

Learn about the plants that have played an important role in the evolution of American medicine.

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!

~~Autumn Curtain | Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' TIGER EYES - TIGER EYES is a dwarf, golden-leaved, staghorn sumac cultivar that typically matures to only 6’ tall and as wide. Intense autumn color makes this a standout in your fall garden! by Robin Evans~~

Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' TIGER EYES - A dwarf, golden-leaved, staghorn sumac cultivar that typically matures to only tall and as wide. Intense autumn color makes this a standout in your fall garden! by Robin Evans~~

Going for a hike? Avoid these plants. All three contain urushiol -- an oil that cause an itchy, blistering rash. Learn more & share!

Slideshow: Images of Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac

Spring time is the season for Poison Plants. Poison Ivy is similar to Maple tree leaves, Poison Oak similar to the Oak tree leaves, and Poison Sumac looks almost like Walnut tree leaves. be aware!

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.

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

The allergenic triumvirate of poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac can really act as dampeners on your outdoor activities. Buzzle gives you some stellar identification tips to help you avoid an encounter with these poisonous plants.

Sumac from "Eat the Weeds".  Stag horn sumac berries are delicious. I tear some if the deep red berries off and suck on them until all the flavor is gone then spit them out. They taste like lemonade.

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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