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Wild Garlic [Mar. 26th, 2017|05:13 pm]
Tony Grist
Our farm box this Friday contained wild garlic leaves. I'd never eaten garlic in this form before- at least not knowingly. Garlic leaves are fierce.

They're also a free resource. The woods- says Matthew- are full of it at this time of year. We may well have some ourselves. Down by the stream (more like a trickle really) would be a good place to look.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2017-03-26 04:17 pm (UTC)
I saw a program a few years ago about eating 'what's available' and that there are things that can be harvested and eaten even in big cities. In Central Park, I remember, in NYC, there is wild garlic, watercress, wild carrots...that's all I remember, but I though it was pretty interesting.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-03-26 05:15 pm (UTC)
We overlook so much...

A lot of things we regard as weeds are edible.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2017-03-26 04:25 pm (UTC)
We have a wild garlic here in the states that we call "ramps." There are festivals and other events. Here's a sie, appropriately named:

http://www.kingofstink.com/
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-03-26 05:18 pm (UTC)
I believe it's also called rampion.

I remember a river valley near Oldham- where we used to live- which was full of wild garlic. It smelt wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2017-03-26 06:44 pm (UTC)
I think it's also called garlic chives. I was given some once, let it bloom, and now it's all over the place in my minuscule courtyard. I see it coming up all around the rosemary.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2017-03-26 04:35 pm (UTC)
Wild garlic is very good and tasty if a bit strong.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-03-26 05:19 pm (UTC)
I ate the last of it this evening with some toast and a nice bit of stilton.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2017-03-26 06:36 pm (UTC)
I was walking through woods full of wild garlic this morning. I adore the smell, but the taste is a bit too strong for me...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-03-27 08:14 am (UTC)
It's certainly strong...
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2017-03-26 06:53 pm (UTC)
Wild garlic became ridiculously trendy in Denmark some years ago with the rise of the New Nordic cuisine... I went a bit off it because it was hyped so much - but now I have it in the garden here and there under shrubs where hardly anything else will grow. It IS good - as long as it's not more or less shoved down your throat by every restaurant, TV chef and food column.

I eat a lot of weeds, and right now is the perfect season for tender shoots of nettles, ground elder, dandelion and chervil. Soon the chicory should come along as well. Being hungry is a good incentive to do some weeding I'd otherwise probably just postpone...

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-03-27 08:16 am (UTC)
We should be eating more "weeds".

I don't think wild garlic ever became trendy over here- or maybe I just don't watch the right cooking shows.
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2017-03-27 09:00 am (UTC)
Well, maybe it IS becoming trendy now; who knows... If it is part of a farm box now it could quite easily hit the supermarkets within a year or two.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-03-27 05:14 pm (UTC)
Very likely.
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From: cmcmck
2017-03-27 11:45 am (UTC)
It is fierce but a little used in the right thing is wonderful!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-03-27 05:13 pm (UTC)
I could fancy making up a mixed salad with a small admixture of garlic leaves.
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From: cmcmck
2017-03-27 06:14 pm (UTC)
That would be good for sure.
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