Tuesday, April 9, 2013

First Greens

After work the other day I looked closely at my lawn. The grass is still brown, but when you bend down I saw all these lovely green plants blooming close to the ground! The leaves were tiny, not enough for a salad yet, so I picked a handful and added them to my salad dressing. It was the best salad I've had in months!

Plantain, is delicious in salad and also stops cuts from bleeding.


These tiny chickweed starbusts seemed happy to see their friend sorrel after the long winter.


Winter cress, related to watercress, but thrives in soil, not water. It has a short season, so look for it now.


Dandelions are at their most delicious before they bloom.


Tasty young chicory greens are easy to identify by the husks of their old stalks that were strong enough to withstand winter winds.





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