The Country Diary of a GenX Woman


20130915 019The Milkmaid or Kara is one of our most common and prolific flowers. It used to form a significant part of the Indigenous diet and apparently tastes like a juicy potato. You collect the tubers for eating in November and December and can eat them raw or roasted. They are only as thick as a child’s finger, but can be 10cm long. We may try and collect some, but most of the flowers are in the forest where the digging would be pretty hard.

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