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4/27/20 12:19 P

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I've lots to do today but would rather cook.
Making soup, washing romaine so will make up box of salad, bake cookies to share with several others, and hope to make banana bread to share. Will I get it all done?
Produce man comes tomorrow so fridge will be ready for fresh.


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4/27/20 11:59 A

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I love them, Carol. Nice and peppery.

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4/15/20 9:46 P

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Always heard nasturtiums were good in salads and added often in CA.


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4/15/20 6:48 A

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I've heard that the violets in Europe taste more floral. Mine mostly taste just green...if that makes sense? I have put them on fancy pizzas I've made and they look so amazing. I love Nasturtiums but haven't grown them in a few years...hmmmmm. They grew everywhere in California when I was a kid but here they are annuals.

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4/8/20 6:35 P

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Love dandelion greens. Do you use bacon and vinegar to make them
And I never knew about violet tea. Sounds delicate. I have a musical teapot and matching musical teacup and they are white with violets all over. Would be appropriate.


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I understand ramps are like an onion...i've never had them or fiddleheads, either. I did make some dandelion greens up a few days ago. They were taking over the asparagus bed. I have also been making violet tea. I wanted to gather enough blooms to make violet jelly, but since I can't eat sugar any more I'm probably not going to do that. if i made it with apple cider i'm guessing it would taste like apple jelly, which is fine, but isn't violet jelly!


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Sound so good. Wish we had morels, rhubarb, and watercress. Haven't had them in many years.
Do not know what Ramps are and have never cooked fiddlehead ferns.


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A reminder of some of the things we're seeing up here in the Northern Hemisphere in April :

Artichokes
Arugula (Rocket)
Asparagus
Beans
Beets
Chicory
Chives
Dandelion greens
Fiddlehead ferns
Horseradish
Morel Mushrooms
Peas
Ramps
Rhubarb
Turnips
Watercress

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4/25/18 12:51 P

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sounds delicious, Carol!

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4/22/18 2:37 P

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Do you ever put fresh asparagus on the relish tray? Delicious with dip.


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We never seem to have more than a few pieces of asparagus at a time. Probably because Al eats it as he harvests it!

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4/15/18 5:19 P

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How I remember eating fresh asparagus my mother picked in her flower garden! Sooo good!
She creamed it and served over toast and that was our meal.

Edited by: CAROLJ35 at: 4/15/2018 (17:22)

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I was thinking about trying to grow asparagus this year but I think it's to late to start now.
It's been warm here, been BBQing a lot and last week we got into the 90's, back to normal now. I was able to get my spring cleaning done with the warmer weather, windows, curtains & blinds all washed emoticon

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4/15/18 8:30 A

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Got some really nice asparagus out of the garden yesterday and another week or so and the Rhubarb will be going strong. I lost about half of my strawberry plants to the cold this winter so we'll see how the remaining bear. I can't wait to get my herbs out on the porch ready to be snipped at a moment's notice. I am ready for warmer weather and fresher eating!!

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I got some absolutely amazing Cremini mushrooms at 99 cents a half pound! The buttons were 1.50 for a half pound! Now, what to make?????????

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I would imagine so!

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Wonder if I can find recipe for cooking them online?


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I've never had fiddleheads, either, Carol, which is crazy because they grow all over here & in Michigan where I used to live.

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Never ate fiddlehead ferns. Do you like them?

And how we love morels but haven't had them in years because we have no idea where to find them since moving to NC


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OOOps. Got lost a bit there. Okay, some things are just pushing forward but there are a few new things compared to March. I know we are seeing a lot of amazing Asparagus this spring.

Artichokes
Arugula (Rocket)
Asparagus
Beans
Beets
Chicory
Chives
Dandelion greens
Fiddlehead ferns
Horseradish
Morel Mushrooms (We don't hunt them, but people are getting BASKETSFULL this year)
Peas
Ramps
Rhubarb
Turnips
Watercress

Edited by: SHINY5711 at: 4/9/2018 (12:59)
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