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Edible flowers, weeds and other random growing things

By Penny Stine

I have way too many things in my garden that I didn't plant. Although I try to pull the weeds, I have a hard time pulling all the volunteer plants, like this amaranth that reseeds itself every year.

 

It's such a cool-looking plant...

It's also an edible plant. I'm not too crazy about it raw in salads and it tends to be very grass-flavored in smoothies. Not that I graze often, but it just makes my morning smoothies taste like what I think breakfast would be like if I were a cow.


Amaranth leaves are sturdy, however, like kale, so I decided to experiment last weekend and try roasting them. We were having company for dinner and I thought I'd better make a few experimental ones for me to test before I served them to our friends.


I used a little too much olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning on these. When I roasted them later for dinner, I restrained myself on the seasonings and discovered they are as good as roasted kale.
Hmm... Maybe I'll try eating bindweed next...  

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