365 Frankendael day 117

Just a few photos today, of much over looked useful and tasty urban plants…

Here is Ground Elder (Aegopodium podograria), it tastes fresh and of Parsley to quite an extent. it’s also a huge pest in many gardens, so of the soil is uncontaminated and the plants are unsprayed, I suggest carefully identifying it as the real thing and cooking it rather than adding it to garbage or dosing it with pesticide. It’s really interesting, finely chopped and sprinkled over many meals (I especially love it on fish and chicken), about 10 minutes before the end.


Next is Chickweed (Stellaria media), property salad, packed with nutrients and able to soothe the skin of itches and irritations. I add this to a vinegar, making the bone building nutrients readily available.


Next is Stinging Nettle (Urticaria dioica).


Lastly today, White dead nettle (Lamium album). No sings and very tasty. Can be cooked or eaten raw. I often hear of people who enjoy sucking the nectar from the flowers. I ad them sometimes to a salad but prefer to eat the leaves and stems.



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