Sunday, 25 April 2010

Pernicious weed?

The gardener's bane....


....or soup opportunity?



Ground elder. Picked young (today, by Roger, from the patch round the rhubarb), and made into a simple soup, it's not pernicious at all.


Dee-licious, in fact.

10 comments:

Linda said...

Very brave. I'm a real coward when it comes to 'foraging' - I only eat what I have personally grown or bought. Perhaps I just need someone to show me in person?

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

It's EDIBLE ? Must rethink Ground Elder .
Swiss Chard makes lovely soup too , as does Spinach . But these don't pop up overnight and grow with quite such wild abandon as Ground Elder . Mmmmm?

Isabelle said...

Really??? Are you still alive??? (I do hope so.)

Lucille said...

Have you got a nettle patch?

rachel said...

Green soups are my very favourite. Chard, spinach, watercress, lettuce, all lovely, with sorrel as the no. 1.

I haven't been a great forager though. Next I'm trying nettle soup. And the wild garlic will be out in the Dene about now, so there will be some foraging for that too. If I live through the night after that pioneering ground elder soup.....

BTW, Roger ate his g.e. steamed with butter, and said it was wonderful.

Fran said...

Looks tastier in the bowl than on the stem, I have to admit. Nature is good. Who needs processed chicken nuggets?

Rattling On said...

Yeesss, I was fascinated by the recipes you sent me following my post. And yet, I'm not convinced to look at it as a food crop. If I can manage to get my head round that bit we're set up for G-E soup for life, having an enviable supply growing right outside...

judy in ky said...

Very resourceful of you. I wonder what I have growing out in my yard that I could be cooking.

Sue said...

The Romans introduced it so it can't be bad seeing as they conquered most of the known world in their time!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

OOh, that looks tasty... save me some will ya?

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