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Daylily Shoots, Yellow Rocket, and Chickweed Salad Greens, and More

Our spring salad greens this week: On the left, looking like broccoli, since it’s in the same family, yellow rocket (Barbarea vulgaris), spiky young shoots of daylily (Hemerocallis fulva), a glass full of chickweed (Stellaria media) and a small bowl of dandelion blooms (Taraxacum) and young wild raspberry leaves (Rubus).

Yellow rocket, daylily shoots, chickweed, raspberry leaves, dandelion
Yellow rocket, daylily shoots, chickweed, raspberry leaves, dandelion

Of these, we love the daylily shoots most for how crisp, tender, and sweet they are. Chickweed is also a regular salad base. The raspberry leaves are mild tasting, but tough. However, they have so many nutrients and benefits that we include them regularly. Our yellow rocket was a bit bitter this time.

This week I picked a big bucket of greens, washed them, then put them in a large plastic bag in the fridge. They held well, and lasted us three days.

Also, some other photos of finds: the coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) has already gone to seed. It’s strange to see something doing this so early still in the season. We had snow last week, and could still have more! Also a picture of Bee and Pip at the carved bowl spring, and a raccoon skull from last year, greening on a rock in the creek.

 

Coltsfoot
Coltsfoot
Pip and Bee at the carved bowl spring
Pip and Bee at the carved bowl spring

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