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Old 05-03-2019, 04:26 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I like dandelion leaves, but I buy them at the market. I am not picking the ones where I live, too many dogs around. I also ate nasturtium, & liked it. Watercress I buy when available. I tried a few blades of grass once, it was sweet. Oh & I do pull a few stems off wild fennel. Bay leaves sometimes.
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:35 PM
 
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Dandelions.

However, I strongly prefer beet greens which are much less bitter when cooked.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:02 PM
 
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some places, tomatoes are considered weeds.
so, i have eaten weeds on purpose.
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The present owner of the house, Willard "Bill" Leroux, planted tomatoes in the rear yard,
and that got him a citation from the city of Baltimore for having "high grass/weeds."
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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Dandelion leaves are good as a soup green. Sorrel soup is pretty darn good.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:14 PM
 
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some places, tomatoes are considered weeds.
so, i have eaten weeds on purpose.
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The present owner of the house, Willard "Bill" Leroux, planted tomatoes in the rear yard,
and that got him a citation from the city of Baltimore for having "high grass/weeds."
City of Baltimore, there’re just looking for more revenue!
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Just dandelion leaves for salads...but I will try in an omelet or soups now!
Have some in my fridge right now from picking them in an alley in CO.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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I love all of the bitter greens. Endive, dandelion. I've cooked dandelion down and drank the juice, too. It's got a lot of healing properties in it.
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Old 05-05-2019, 12:41 PM
 
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Winter cress. Which reminds me, I need to go out and pick some.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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I ate pigweed and spiny lettuce over the weekend and I eat mulberries in the summer and crab apples in fall. In the summer I'm probably going to eat mugwort that grows behind the projects. Do you guys mess with polk weed or nah? I heard you have to boil it multiple times.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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If the mint escapes and becomes a weed and we make it into tea, does that mean we're eating weeds? Beet greens aren't weeds, are they? We eat them, though. Wild guava, wild bananas, wild avocados, if they're feral, are they weeds? Feral coffee in the gulches and longan, too. Nasturiums get stuck in salad for color and sometimes just nibbled on while wandering the yard. There's lots of things to nibble on out there.
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