Ward House

Eat your weeds.

Tansy’s post about chickweed got me to thinking about what other wild herbs I may have growing in my yard/garden this year that may have a use other than for cursing.  After Googling chickweed I found this site and, whatdoyaknow, there are several!

Aside from chickweed, I also have common lambsquarters, common purslane (I think),  and prickly lettuce.   My purslane has purply pink flowers on that bloom up the stem.  Not very tall but very pretty.  Before I pick and eat, though, I am going to take a picture and confirm what it is.  Dandelions are easy and we have several growing now.  Perhaps this will be a good addition to tonites salad!  I found pictures of these beauties here.

Recipes for common lambsquarters can be found here with numerous purslane recipes here.  I’ll surf for more exciting herb recipes.  =)

Chow down!

p.s.  today Ronnie and I both packed lunch and I ate in the lunch room.  Missed having lunch with my honey; however, the savings sure felt good!

March 30, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I have wild strawberry taking over my flowerbeds and my yard. In a way I like how it looks but it is so invasive. I’m not sure if you can use it for anything.

    Comment by Jackie | March 31, 2009 | Reply

    • I too have wild strawberry in one of my ‘flower’ beds. By pulling up runners, I’ve kept it contained though it bears no fruit – not that I see anyway. Other animals/birds may devour prior to my noticing.

      Comment by Annette | March 31, 2009 | Reply

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