“In practice, weeds are anything other than plants being intentionally cultivated. Ironically, in many cases the weeds growing in a garden are more nutritious than the cultivated plants you have to work for” ~ Sandor Ellix Katz, page 34 of The Revolution will not be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements (our next book read!)
Why not try incorporating some healthy and delicious “weeds” into your diet….. like mache lettuce (yes, once considered a weed!), garlic mustard, dandelion greens, or chickweed. How about with Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman’s Chickweed Salad or consider substituting garlic mustard for watercress (both part of the mustard family) in this delicious salad featured in the Wall Street Journal’s April 27th article, “Springtime Superfood“.
If you’ve got a copy of the book (and we hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are!), you can also check out Katz’s recipe for Chickweed Pesto on page 35.