I do. I love summer. I love the warmth and sunshine, going outside without donning boots and coat. I really love gardening and watching my gardens growed, dressed in their summer finery of flowers, fruits, and herbs. I love eating summer fruits and veggies and using fresh herbs in my meals.
Indeed, every meal can be an adventure for the summer-hungry palate of a northerner!
Take tonight, for instance. I had a very healthy Lamb's Quarter (Chenopodum album) plant growing in one of my containers. Crazy? Maybe, but I'd be hard-pressed to agree. I cut it down to the soil and removed the leaves. Then, I steamed the leaves in a little water as you would for spinach. I sauteed it for just a minute in butter and then added lemon juice. Yuuummmm. Better than spinach.
Lest you think that Lamb's Quarter is a useless weed, consider this: it's high in fiber, vitamin A and a bunch of other vitamins, calcium, protein, potassium, calcium, and iron. Certainly worthy of vegetable status! I've even seen it for sale at the public market.
|A closer look at Lamb's Quarters|
What about you? What do you like best about summer? Do you ever eat weeds?
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