beef short ribs, cut "flanken" or "kalbi" style, about 1/4 of an inch thick 1 cup mixed radishes (breakfast, watermelon and black radish), thinly sliced 1 cup lamb's quarters
, spinach or watercress 1 shallot, thinly sliced [approximately equal to] salt and pepper [approximately equal to] olive oil 1 lemon, juice and zest 1/4 cup mixed fresh herbs like cilantro, mint, basil and tarragon For the grainy mustard vinaigrette: 1 cup whole-grain mustard 1/4 cup Pedro Ximenez sherry vinegar 10 cloves of garlic, poached in 1 cup olive oil on low heat for 20 minutes 1 cup garlic oil from the confit [approximately salt and pepper to taste equal to] For the miso marinade: 1 1/2 cups blonde miso 3/4 cup champagne vinegar 1 cup reduced white wine Process
8 cups fresh lamb's quarters
1 green onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups water 8 oz.
(Chenopodium spp.) Young growth as a cooked green.
; until the devil's paintbrush leaves
"Interplant" (by not weeding out) selected weeds; try purslane, lamb's quarters
or amaranth with your corn, chickweed with peas/beans, and yellow dock, sheep sorrel or dandelion with tomatoes.
I like a weed called lamb's quarters
in my salads with fresh carrot tops.
Ragweed is the major culprit, but others of importance are sagebrush, redroot pigweed, lamb's quarters
, Russian thistle (tumbleweed), and English plantain.
Besides the beneficial dandelions, clover, plantains and lamb's quarters
that show up in an untreated lawn, graciously volunteering to better our health, Mase suggests planting a few herbs in your community plot, balcony container garden or windowsill and seeking out an herbalists' shop.
Along with purselane and lamb's quarters
, they make a very healthy early spring salad.
(In case you're wondering, in order of nutrition, they are: lamb's quarters
, collards, amaranth, dandelions, broccoli, spinach, mustard, beet greens, turnip greens, Romaine and iceberg lettuce.
We even foraged for wild poke, lamb's quarters
Garrett contributes advice for the ingredients you grow in your own garden, while Pollard provides historical background information on both the domes tic and wild (milkweed, fiddleheads, lamb's quarters
, etc.) plants featured in this collection.
, chicory, witchgrass, watercress, along with dandelion were commonly eaten.
You will also be expecting to deal with lamb's quarters
and goosefoot weeds, both of which are members of the Chenopodiaceae as well.
More recently he's been picking burdock flower stalks and petioles, Juneberries, mulberries, chickweed leaves, sow thistle leaves, black birch twigs (for tea), cattail pollen, purslane leaves, lamb's quarters
leaves, chanterelles, carrion flower shoots, and milkweed flower buds.