Wednesday, July 11, 2007
"Thanks for the Weed!"
A year ago, I was introduced to purslane. Well, I've been pulling the weed for a long time, but I didn't have a name for it, and I had no idea that it was edible. A gardening friend clued me in. It's a flavorful green, but hard to describe. I like it. Apparently, it's good for me, too. High in Omega-3s, among other nutrients.
Greengirls posted about purslane yesterday. This evening, I took a little to share with a neighbor. She liked it, and offered some to her 4 year old son. He really liked it. I suggested that they come to my garden to see the plant in the ground, and to get a larger helping. The boy was excited when I pulled an entire plant up for him. I wish I could bottle up that joie de vivre.
As we left the garden, he turned and gave me a hearty, "Thanks for the weed!"