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Wild greens.. edible weeds 
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Post Wild greens.. edible weeds
I've picked up a book on edible weeds and realised I've got more dinner options on my block than I thought :lol:

http://www.eatthatweed.com/

I've made nettle pasta before, but there are a few more things I'm going to have to try :)

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Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:15 am
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Post Re: Wild greens.. edible weeds
how come most the weeds in my back yard are NOT eddible :(

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Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:58 pm
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Post Re: Wild greens.. edible weeds
I believe chickweed is very good too, especially in salads...just as well, it certainly grows like a weed here ;) .

Great book by the way, I'll be investing in a copy.

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Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:19 pm
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Post Re: Wild greens.. edible weeds
Yes, this is a fantastic practical little book- easy to read, very well put together and one of those little indispensable tomes you will go back to often.
Written by one of the loveliest young couples you could ever hope to meet in Melbourne, contents include plant Identification, historical context, modern use, possible pharmaceutical properties, look alike warnings.
I read it cover to cover - very entertaining and a few neat recipes too.
The nettle gnocchi recipie in this book is very good. :thumbright

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Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:49 am
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Post Re: Wild greens.. edible weeds
Just sent off for a copy. Will be looking forward to what I can whip up from this property :D

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Post Re: Wild greens.. edible weeds
Have just ordered a copy of this too... I hope we have some edible weeds, it would be nice to have a use for them!

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Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:57 pm
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So far from the book I've found nettle, dandelion (of course), oxalis, fat hen, blackberry nightshade, mallow, plantain, wild brassicas and wild lettuce, dock and shepherd's purse at our place :)

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Hmmm think i'll need to grab a copy too, don't want to feel left out :)

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Post Re: Wild greens.. edible weeds
I could happily identify all those mentioned, as my mother brought me up to pick our veg from the weedbed when we had little or no money.
However, you'd really have to be hungry to be bothered because every last one of them are either bitter or tough !
Yes, nutrients & minerals are high, but the first point of digestion ( saliver ) needs to be stimulated first LOL


Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:58 pm
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:lol: Don't know if I'll be cooking up a whole bowl full of greens, but the nettle pasta I've made was fantastic - well worth the effort of collection and preparation :cheersarm

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