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Ingredients for a Spring Salad

freshly-picked wild violet leaves freshly-picked wild mustard flowers and buds carrots (last fall’s harvest) and spinach from local farms home-sprouted sprouts Advertisements

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Nettle Quiche

Stinging nettles need no dressing up. A plate of them steamed and eaten with just a dollop of butter and a dash of salt is an exquisite dish indeed. But sometimes I like to get fancy. We brought home a bucket load of … Continue reading

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My Salad Garden

This is my salad garden. Mother Nature planted it for me right behind my house. All I have to do is step out my backdoor and harvest. Yum!  

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Violet Leaves

These violet leaves are young and tender. Just right for eating. Fortunately for me, they grow in abundance up close to my house where there isn’t any grass, so they’re really easy to pick. I like to sauté them. Rinse … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle

I was pretty excited to discover some stinging nettles growing under one of my hazelnut bushes recently. Nothing beats the taste of stinging nettles, and they’re very easy to prepare. Just pinch off the tips (wear garden gloves, of course) and … Continue reading

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First Wild Harvest of Spring

Weed or gourmet treat? I’ve seen dandelion greens in the produce section of grocery stores. I’ve even seen packets of dandelion seeds for sale in garden stores. Why bother when you can let Mother Nature do the work? My yard … Continue reading

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