Did you know the
following weeds make great salad additions?
Pepper grass, or Shepherds Purse, (early garden weed, has a pleasant peppery
Sorrel or Sour Grass (common early weed with a sour taste , also great in soups
Queen Anns Lace or Wild Carrot (has a pleasant carrot flavor - use
Chickweed (young stems are good fried in butter too!)
Lambs Quaters ( also good as a steamed side dish with butter, vinegar,or
lemon juice drizzled over top!)
Chicory (also good steamed)
You can collect the seeds from Plantains and Lambs Quaters
and sprout them yourself as you would alfalfa sprouts or use the dried seeds (lightly
roasted) in muffins & breads.
These are just a few of the edible plants we curse as weeds. They are best when picked
young & tender but be sure you have positive identification before eating them as
there are poisonous weeds too, not many but a few!
Some edible weeds have 2-3 times the nutritional value of greens
such as spinach or chard and some even taste just as good! But as with anything dont
over do it!