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.