Now University of California researcher Thomas Nelson sees growing interest among chefs and farmers in harvesting drought-tolerant wild greens such as miner's lettuce, wild mustard
, bristly ox tongue and black locust flowers.
Over a hundred recipes teach how to prepare these wild plants: Clover Flower Apple Pie, Lambsquarter Quiche, Wild Mustard
Nori Chips, and more provide inviting recipes that take traditional dishes and give them a fresh new additional perspective.
Practically all of which will be happening this coming weekend, when CyHerbia will be looking at what you can do with the plants that grow right on your doorstep: wild mustard
, mallow, thistles, wild spinach, chard and -- in particular -- nettle.
YELLOW PEACH SOUP, PICKLED FENNEL, and FROZEN MUSTARD LEAVES Serves 4 James Syhabout Commis For the peach soup: 4 1/2 cups hot vegetable stock 3 large yellow peaches, sliced, core discarded 3 1/2 ounces shallots, peeled and sliced Salt to taste Simple syrup to taste For the pickled fennel: 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar 1 1/2 cups white wine 6 ounces sucrose 1 tablespoon salt 1 bulb fennel, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces For the frozen mustard leaves: 1 cup red mustard leaves 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Water, as needed Salt to taste For the garnish: Wild mustard
Anne and Eric Nordell's method of ridding the topsoil of weed seed before a crop is ever planted is a proven method of eradicating irksome weeds like wild mustard
A kind of panic grass and a wild mustard
called hoary alyssum didn't appear to pick up any extra sodium.
is an aggressive weed indigenous throughout most of the temperate regions of Europe, Asia and North Africa.
There are more than a dozen brassica species, like wild mustard
, that these crops could potentially cross pollinate with which could soon be crossing the county border.
Now, an interdisciplinary and international group of researchers based at Duke University has figured out why some of those wild mustard
plants vary as much as they do in terms of that spice.
As we move around the wilder landscape of Highbury, we discover plenty of young tender nettles to pick, along with wild mustard
and non-prickly thistles, which Alys insists are a good substitute for spinach.
Remove bitter cress, wild mustard
and Shepherd's Purse and you will cut club root, cabbage root fly and cabbage white butterfly significantly.
When I'm down on my knees pulling up wild mustard