I’ve posted about purslane before, but felt that it was worth a repeat — especially because my harvest is so good this year. So, as a reminder of this simple garden treasure, I’ve copied a post from my Audities’ Photos blog and inserted it here.
Go out into your yard and disrupt the soil. Then wait, watch and wonder. Before long you may be lucky enough to see a whole new crop of these wonderful weeds. Isn’t that great? “Weeds?” you ask. “Why would I want more weeds?” Well, quite simply, this is not just any weed — this one is packed full of omega 3, and vitamin E, and antioxidants, and iron and more! Read more about it here: http://www.canadiangardening.com/plants/native-plants-and-wildflowers/purslane-an-edible-groundcover/a/31791/ And, don’t forget: it’s free for the picking. Just rinse off and eat it fresh in a salad, or stir fry quickly in butter. Perhaps you might even sprinkle a bit of lemon juice and salt on it. Yummy! Let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing your opinion too.