Ta­ble talk

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

ning ught ty ly, al ts ys y ty, ly e f s. Th­ese are ed­i­ble plants. Dan­de­lions, purslane, sow-this­tle, nas­tur­tiums, flatweed, chick­weed, scurvy­weed, ox­alis, pig­face, clover, dock, tur­key rhubarb, mal­low and cob­bler’ cob­bler’s peg. It’s a r re­mark­able list of ex­traord ex­tra­or­di­nary plants, each of which can be eaten, and each of w which were found within a 10sq m sec­tion of a Syd­ney park. A ver­i­ta­ble feast un un­der our feet. Of all the wild weeds in Aus­tral Aus­tralia, tetragonia is my favouri favourite. Als Also known as War War­ri­gal greens or bea beach spinach, it is a ha hardy and aro­matic gr green leafy veg­etable th that can used in place o of spinach, rocket or s sil­ver­beet. With a d del­i­cately bit­ter taste a and a rich grassy n note it’s a per­fect in in­gre­di­ent and un uniquely Aus­tralian. T To find out more abo about for­ag­ing and wild wee weeds, check out the lat­est is­sue of my magaz magazine, Rough­cut, on­line. Go to is­suu.com and search ‘ ‘rough­cut’.

All around us are un­known and for­got­ten foods.

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