Thursday, October 16, 2008

Eating outside the box..but locally sourced

In this case locally sourced means "weed growing out of an abandoned window box"
The other day, a commenter at Firedoglake said if I liked collard greens, I should try purslane. I walked out on my deck and there it was... For many people, it's a weed but it turns out to be a super herb with lots of good things about it......a source of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

Marlene Speiler wrote about the undervalued purslane and included a few recipes. I adapted the chickpea salad to what was in my pantry. It was good and hard to believe purslane is not widely cultivated.

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