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Post: # 55362Post red
Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:37 pm

jack-by-the-hedge is also know as wild garlic mustard. I founds we have lots growing.. er.. by the hedge would you believe - raw it smells and tastes garlicy - I looked it up and its edible - I got very excited - free food! - picked a load of leaves.. cooked - and its nice.. then a nasty bitter aftertaste. ok if you are into dandylions and chichory.. but I'm not - anyone else try this one? am i doing something wrong?
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Post: # 55367Post Millymollymandy
Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:47 am

I haven't tried cooking it, and only add a few leaves to a salad because I find it bitter.

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Post: # 55369Post Shirley
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:01 am

I prefer the ramsons or wild garlic myself. I don't like bitter tastes at all.

How did you cook it Red?
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Post: # 55383Post Jack
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:34 am

Gidday

Just what did you see me doing by or under that hedge????
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Post: # 55480Post red
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:17 pm

Shirlz - I washed sliced and sweated the jack-by-the-hedge in a pan with some leeks and a bit of butter. waste of a good leek and some butter.

we had fish and chips for supper that night.
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Post: # 55514Post Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:05 am

I think it is best just left to do its own thing - look pretty in flower right at the moment!

Sadly not everything that is edible is tasty. :cry: (Sorry Jack! :mrgreen: )

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Post: # 55594Post Bexz
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:49 pm

I agree with Shirlz - Ramsons are much nicer!

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Post: # 55616Post red
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:42 pm

well teh good think about jack-by-the-hedge is that the orange tip butterfly lavae feeds on it, and the adult likes honesty plants. and that no doubt is why we have alot of orange tips
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Post: # 55651Post Millymollymandy
Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:17 am

I have seen a few Orange Tips around. Plenty of Jack by the Hedge for them, but I don't have any Honesty. Must find some!

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Post: # 55662Post Jack
Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:32 am

Gidday

Bloody hell, now I am getting realy embarrassed.
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Post: # 55691Post Millymollymandy
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:36 am

I re-read my post. :oops: Now it sounds rude, but it wasn't meant to be! Sorry!

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Post: # 55737Post wyrdwoman
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:22 pm

It is strange that sometimes people go on about eating wild foods, then when you do, they are yucky. I have a lot of sorrel growing on the campus near me and tried a teeny bit, and it burnt my mouth :? . I have no idea why everyone goes on about it.

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Post: # 55743Post red
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:51 pm

I think the reality is that if this stuff was great to eat.. we already would be.
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Post: # 57977Post Silver Ether
Sun May 20, 2007 1:33 pm

oh dear .. looks like I am on my own then ...cuss I like it ... :cooldude:

I have made a pesto with it and added a few dandylion leaves and pinenuts..also used it with nettles and cooked it like spinich...

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Post: # 57990Post Shirley
Sun May 20, 2007 3:54 pm

I like sorrel too! We had a lovely sorrel soup with hardboiled eggs in it!
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