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More Entries Into The Hundred Yard Diet: July 16, 2007

Posted by littlebangtheory in Dinner with TCR.
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The most common weeds in my garden are all edible; dandelions, plantain, purslane and lamb’s quarters.

It’s pretty cool to weed your garden and eat the weeds!

Here, lamb’s quarters are growing over a nice succulent purslane:

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The lamb’s quarters are a cool salad green, chewy and a bit nutty, reminiscent of arugula or some other non-vapid green. The purslane is succulent and a bit acidic, like sheep sorrel. I’m gonna try it in a raw Asian salad with sesame oil and maybe a lemon-tahini dressing.

I don’t know exactly why, but I seem to get an inordinate amount of pleasure from finding free, organic, delicious food!