In season: Weeds!

“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!)

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Garlic mustard

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.

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2 thoughts on “In season: Weeds!

  1. Hi Michelle and friends,
    If only our favorite veggies, like beans, or zucchini, tomatoes, etc could be as fast growing and indestructible as weeds! I have a book titled, “Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants” by Steve Brill. The cover illustration is of a dandelion. A very health-giving plant, as well as plantain, chickweed, lamb’s quarters, garlic mustard ( out and blooming now) and many others. someday we should take a walk around and look for these plants. I’d be willing to lead the walk.
    Is anyone going to the book signing tomorrow?

  2. Hi Joan! Unfortunately I won’t be able to go, although I’m dying to read his book. I spoke to Carol and Aleta the other day at Tachair and they said they contacted him to do a book event there in the fall, so fingers crossed his schedule allows! 🙂

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