One Woman’s Weeds…

I have been doing a little weeding around my cos lettuce, cavalo nero and mizuna. Lots of what I take out will go into supper and the rest to make weed tea.  As you will know from previous posts, I am a fan of weeds.  Have you read Weeds, Glorious Weeds?  or Wild Greens?  Tried my recipe for Ribollita?  If you are curious about eating weeds, these stories might help you get started.

Perhaps my freshly plucked poem will inspire you.

When I was little

a lot littler than today

I professed a love of weeds

the pretty pinks, fairytale blue

with prickly pods and fluffy seeds

When I grow up I did declare

my garden shall be full

of dandelion yellow and chickweed stars

and trifoliate oxalis as well

My aunt responded with concern

no one will want to visit you

but oddly enough

my friends often come

to feast on wild green stew

blue weed 1

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Christeen says:

    An absolute delight! Love weeds and your poem!

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    1. Thanks Christeen. xxx


  2. ericabrown777 says:

    How delightful Nikki😊Love your poem. Sending lots and lots of love Xx

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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    1. Thanks Erica! Do you have the same weeds, or cooler ones in Mpumalanga? Love back to you. xxx


  3. Osyth says:

    Whenever I see a post from you my heart lights up because I know I’m in for a treat. Today’s takeaway are the books you link to. On those like a little groundhog on dandelion roots 😊

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    1. Well, I am not entirely sure what a ground hog is, but I know dandelion roots are yummy! Thanks Osyth.

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      1. Osyth says:

        Groundhogs are also called Woodchucks and are part of the Marmot family of ground squirrels. We have two that live on our land. They are particularly partial to dandelion roots. As am I!!

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        1. thanks Osyth!

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