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Old 07-22-2007, 08:26 AM
 
Location: The Bronx
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I found some yesterday, growing on somebody's lawn. I picked a mess of it and ate some. I've wanted to for years, ever since I read about it in "Walden."

It's not bad. It has a slight tart flavor that goes well with a creamy dressing. I tried some with balsamic vinegar, too - that was a little acid to my taste.

And, it was free, that always makes something taste better.
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:23 AM
 
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Just be careful pulling it out of someone's yard. If you had gotten it out of my yard, you would have gotten a large dose of weed poison as purslane is the bane of my existence. I'm glad someone can enjoy it, though!
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:58 AM
 
Location: SAN DIEGO
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I love purslane. I have a dream of building a home on a piece of land I own in the mountains, not paying taxes, and eating purslane incessantly. I stir fry it with chicken, meat, or shrimp. It's yummy. I grow it myself.
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Location: The Bronx
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I love purslane. I have a dream of building a home on a piece of land I own in the mountains, not paying taxes, and eating purslane incessantly. I stir fry it with chicken, meat, or shrimp. It's yummy. I grow it myself.
I just discovered it. I'm pickling a bunch in cider vinegar at the moment.
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Old 07-27-2022, 04:45 PM
 
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Wow! A thread from 2007! I think I may be living cri cri's dream. I have a bumper crop of purslane, which seems to like my spare flower and veg containers on my back deck. Just brought in a huge bunch of it for stir fry, possibly with cabbage and onion and some fresh herbs that needed topping because of starting to flower. Maybe turn it a little Germanic with some chopped Vienna sausage and a lacing of vinegar.

Typically, the leaves and tops are used, but the stalks can be as well if cut into small sections and cooked a little longer. I use them in salads as well.
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Old 07-27-2022, 10:58 PM
 
Location: California
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We also have it growing in our yard but I forget to pick it. We do like the lemony flavor but need ideas to use it more often.
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