- red leaf lettuce
- green pepper
- sunflower seeds
- shiitake sesame dressing :)
Friday, February 3, 2012
(click image to enlarge, look closely you'll see the flower)
Over Thanksgiving it was pointed out that I have tons of chickweed (an edible leaf) growing all over the new property. Today I made a salad and threw a bunch in for fun. Free food - who doesn't love that idea?
Give it a good rinse and there you go.
I've learned there are medicinal benefits to eating this common weed. It tastes a bit like corn but I also felt some kick as in a peppery flavor. Well last month Fox News showed a clip from Central Park NYC. with Steve Brill on foraging, and yes chickweed was a part of the many natural plants they found.
Here's the link to watch:
Let me know if you find some outside your door. Don't be afraid to try some. ;)