What to eat right now...
if the porcupine leaves any on the floor... you may find walnut this time of the year.
If you have a prickly pear plant... and it has rained enough... you should be able to find Fichi d'India... Indian pears or prickly pears.
I have a red one... (they are my favorite, less sweet, more on the aromatic side)
Make sure you wear gloves... thick ones... leather ones... when you pick them.
Eventually... use a stick to pick the highest ones....
Wash them a lot so the thorn fall off... but still wear gloves or use fork and knife to peal them....
and... errrr.... don't try to spit the seeds off... there's to many of them... so you cannot chew them, just kinda mash them with your tongue and swallow
they might feel weird at first but the flavor is great so they are totally worth it.
Don't eat too many of them... the seeds can make you constipated.