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  • Edible weeds

    02/14/2009 10:03:07 AM PST · by djf · 246 replies · 10,331+ views
    I have decided to start a thread focusing on edible weeds. Many of the common plants we see everyday are edible, and while most are not hugely palatable or nutritious, a few are truly very good. If you would like to post a recipe, please post recipes related to these plants only. As always, an extreme amount of caution is advised. It's probably true that 90 percent or so of plants are actually edible, there is a small percentage that if you eat them, you WON'T have to worry about eating again! Oleander comes to mind, it would take less...
  • It's nopalitos season again

    04/04/2004 3:42:15 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Caller-Times ^ | April 3, 2004 | Mary Mijares
    Lent means it's a time of penance, abstinence, and fasting. It's a time when we abstain from eating meat on Fridays. It's a time when people prepare non-meat dishes, such as capirotada, salmon, fish, or potato patties, and nopalitos, or prickly pear. Besides capirotada, nopalitos are popular as a Lenten meal. The prickly pear, though, has many other uses. It's called prickly pear because of the plant's sharp needles and pear-shaped fruit. It has green, pulpy, needle-filled leaves. Its bloom, however, unlike the plant, is beautiful because of vivid yellow or red colors. Unlike wildflowers that grow by the highways,...