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Cooked greens

Discussion in 'Foraged Food' started by stephenjames213, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. stephenjames213

    stephenjames213 Technical Support

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    ORACHE- Hedgerow plant, makes a good substitute for spinach.
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    GROUND ELDER-. was eaten in the past by village and bush folk
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    SHEPHERD'S PURSE- . grow Up to 2ft. With a base rosette of spear shaped leaves with spike of white on them. Can be used like spinach, peppery and can be mixed in to salads
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    MARSH SAMPHIRE-Grows in salt marshes boil them and suck the soft center out ,just like marrow but from a plant
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    CLEAVERS- these are the little things that stick to children when out playing in woodlands or moorlands. Boiled,when cooked it has a very woody wild flavor.
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    WATERCRESS- best wild food out there, grows in shallow fast water.
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    SEA PURSLANE- grown in salt marsh, a little is good to put in salads as it's very salty.
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    JAPANESE KNOTWEED-cook the shoots like asparagus .
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    POND LILLIE-the root can be used as potato's,but make shore to soak and wash many times.
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  2. Ian

    Ian Site Manager Staff Member

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    Not forgetting the ever abundant NETTLES!!!!!!
     
  3. thinkgreen

    thinkgreen Slightly Talkative

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    i make elderflower wine, and was told the ground elder is poisonous.
    just goes to show, not to take anything for granted. done a check the leaves are ok, so must just be the flower that is poisonous.
     
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    Xylaria Slightly Addicted

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    I ate some ground elder flowers raw last week, and I am still here. The flowers have a anise flavour. I could do with a finding plant with that does a chicken vindaloo flavour from a wild food though.
     
  5. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    More of a madras man but let me know if you ever do find one :)