Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Feels like Spring

When the lilacs bloom it feels like spring time! These are my mother's favourite flowers and I'm always so envious of people who have them in their yards because I rarely get up close to these gorgeous buds however today I spotted some wild ones growing REALLY close to my home so I ventured out with gloves and a scissors and collected this bouquet.

Just loving them!

Here are the spring time plantains from - of all places - the driveway!!  After the rain fall these little guys just popped up so I collected them before they became tough or contaminated.  Plantain is another weed, you've probably seen it and it is an acquired taste (bitter and fibrous) but with a little garlic and butter they were quite tasty (and of course healthy!!)

- 2 cups tender plantain leaves (plucked from a nice clean path in your yard or foraged in nature)
- Knob of butter (drop of olive oil)
- 1 garlic clove
- Salt & pepper to taste

Water or stock

Heat the pan, add butter and olive oil, saute garlic until fragrant and then sautee your greens. Season and add water (or stock) and simmer until tender.


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