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Old 05-02-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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What weeds have you tried?



I research them first to make sure they're edible, of course. So far I've tried bittercress (aka shotweed) and yellow rocket. The bittercress I ate raw; the yellow rocket I sauteed with olive oil and garlic powder. I just cooked a little so we could try it and make sure it agrees with us. (So far we're both still alive.) I liked it as well as kale, but DH thought it was a little bitter. (I'm sure it's better when it's younger, but I didn't think of eating it until yesterday.)


I've seen dandelion in stores ($$), but when I'm ready to try it I'll pick it fresh from my own yard.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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I've got ferns coming up. Every year I think I'm going to cut a few and have the fiddleheads in butter but haven't gotten around to it yet. It's on the bucket list.

I tried dandelions once many years ago but didn't like them. Should really give them another try as I think I picked them too large.

We do eat ramps, various flowers and our right-around the corner annual treat - morel mushrooms. If it ever warms up before the short season is over.

Purslane, lambs quarters, chickweed and chamomile also come up around the yard.

When I can find them I've also eaten wild plums, raspberries and chokecherries made into jam. These wild plants of the prairie are getting harder to find every year.
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I love sorrel, asparagus, chicory, prickly pear, red clover flower (yum!), broadleaf plantain (add to salads). Oh, did I said that I love sorrel soup?

There will be many prickly pears to enjoy.

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Old 05-03-2019, 05:22 AM
 
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How do you eat the clover, elnina?
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:31 AM
 
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Young poke greens were a frequently eaten in our home years ago. I have eaten dandelion (leaves and flowers) in salads. I also eat clover flowers in salads. When I could get it we also had watercress for our salad.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:25 AM
 
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Young poke greens were a frequently eaten in our home years ago. I have eaten dandelion (leaves and flowers) in salads. I also eat clover flowers in salads. When I could get it we also had watercress for our salad.
have eaten watercress a lot and yes, on rare occasions have had dandelions in salads. As for making a habit of eating weeds, we have enough selections without going out of our way to eat them.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:30 AM
 
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How do you eat the clover, elnina?
Just the flower. Raw. Right in a field.
Red is most tasty. White I avoid.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:00 AM
 
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Just the flower. Raw. Right in a field.
Red is most tasty. White I avoid.

My horse agrees that red is tastier; I haven't tried either.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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Nightshade!
Not the deadly variety, this one has tiny black berries that taste like their relatives, tomatoes.
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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