Our twins just turned four... weed soup party to celebrate:
Doesn't that look good?
And they gave their wild mother a generous portion, because more than anyone in the world they know how much she loves her wild greens.
And no, we don't make play-soup, we make REAL soup, and eat it too!
And if we make birthday cakes, we have them the fancy way -with dandelion flowers.
Dutch: Gewone braam, Braambes
Foraging in a family member's garden. Baby blackberry leaves are one of the first wild greens that can be found in spring. When last year's leaves are tough and thorny, the new growing leaves are soft and tender, with a flavour that may remind you a bit of coconut. Definitely worth a try!
I love the ordinary weeds. Because they aren't ordinary at all. These common wild edibles have a huge potential. But, granted, they can use some good PR. That's where you come in.
I'd love to see your edible weed pictures! So here's our ordinary wild edibles contest:
The posters of the three best pictures will receive a free copy of my new book Wildly nourished. A family guide to wild edible greens, flowers, seeds and roots. => Sorry- too late, we alreday have 3 lucky winners!
So go outside, stalk some weeds and take that snapshot, what are you waiting for?Go wild!