Weed salad

This is for my gardening friends, weeds are happy plants!

goodness grows

Oh the weeds!    They pop up when and where it is least convenient, changing my entire day’s plan… and dinner.   I have decided to take advantage of my bounties of weeds over the years and have come across some delightful ways to prepare them.   For this time of year, I am dealing with dandelions, lamb’s quarters and upland cress in my garden, and soon to be in my kitchen and on my plate.

Weeds can be not only delicious, but packed with good nutrients.   Upland cress contains vitamin C, Riboflavin, Iron and Calcium.   Lamb’s quarter’s contain vitamin A, folate, magnesium, potassium, vitamins E, B6, and thiamine.   Dandelions are a real super food, bearing vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, E, K.   Dandelions contain respectable amounts of Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorous and Potassium. And dandelions are 14% protein and contain all essential amino acids so it’s a…

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About vsvevg

Hello, I am Abby Smith. I started this blog to write about the pursuit of a self sustainable life in rural Mexico. Then my husband and I moved to Nicaragua, where I have been making cheese. Now, downsized by both job and husband, I will be writing about what it means to remake yourself at 55.

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