Purslane

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Purslane

Post: #263630 sda
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:22 am

Is this the same type of purslane I hear about here as a weed:
http://www.azcookbook.com/purslane-sala ... -dressing/

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Re: Purslane

Post: #263637 contadina
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:25 am

It is a weed, albeit a rather tasty and healthy one, which luckily seems to grow all over the place. My husband has a perverse aversion to weeds, so I sneak purslane into most salads and stir-frys. :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Purslane

Post: #263652 sda
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:48 pm

Yes. It's quite odd how much money, time and effort some people put into getting rid of some plants only to spend so much money, time and effort replacing them with other plants that often look quite similar to or don't match up to the unwanted flower in prettiness [or usefulness]!

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Re: Purslane

Post: #263709 Ellendra
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:41 pm

Thoreau, while describing how satisfying he found a simple meal of purslane, commented "Yet men have come to such a pass that they frequently starve, not for want of necessaries, but for want of luxuries"


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