I came across a post the other day on Get Rich Slowly and the author there has a garden full of Raspberry bushes. Instead of pruning them and throwing away all the weeds, she managed to cook up a Raspberry leaf tea. Further in her article she event mentioned that you could EAT WEEDS! Wow…
Cooking Weeds and Tasty Recipes
This really intrigued me, so I decided to look into it myself. I came across a number of interesting sites that all discuss cooking with weeds from your garden. Some look kind of tasty but for the most part they look … err… interesting. Here’s a list of links that I found helpful:
Eating Weeds for Health – How weeds are good for your health
Edible Weeds and Recipes – A great article about weeds that are healthy and tasty
Species of Weed and Cooking Instructions – Types of weeds, recipes and how to cook them.
These sites were really very helpful in my search for weeds to eat. They provided hope for me that I could find a veritable farm in my backyard. Not so…
Don’t Eat Weeds You Can’t Verify
I did a bit of looking around and I couldn’t find a single website around weeds in my backyard. The weeds I found on these sites were all vastly different to what I have encountered before. So naturally, when I ventured into my backyard, all I found were the usual bunches of crows feet and other not-so-tasty looking plants. Since I couldn’t find any information about what Australian plants to eat, or positively identify the plants from websites, I decided to do something intelligent.
Not Eat Them. If I did, I could end up quite sick.
Eating Australian Weeds
Unfortunately I couldn’t find any websites out there that specifically dealt with Australian Weeds. That’s a pity for me as the Australian environment hosts a lot of poisonous plants and animals. Particularly those that have been introduced by European settlers.
Forward Australian Weed Eating Articles Onto Me
I realise this is a bit of a weird call to arms, but if you happen to find any information about eating weeds, please let me know via my contact page. I’ll happily post about it and give you credit for your help.
Your Local, Native Weed Eater