Now is the time to be hunting salsify

Friday, September 27, 2013



6 comments:

rabidlittlehippy said...

Such a great verbal description that I was able to realise we have salsify growing in our lawn! Pulled some out tonight and they were sauteed with a leek from my garden, mushrooms and a nob of butter. Delicious. :) Thank you!

Permapoesis said...

thanks for saying so, and i enjoyed your post on salsify.

dbird said...

Hi Patrick
I recently watched your video and mini manifesto to dandelions - loved it!
You inspired to go out into the garden yesterday before work and dig some up; made a cup and I'll definitely be doing it again... I'm also planting a coffee tree which should grow well in our climate ;-).

Permapoesis said...

that's great to hear dbird. when i first roasted dandelion i harvested false dandelion (hawksbeard and flatweed) and it tasted terrible. i was put off for a few years until i found out my error. not sure if you have all three species growing up your way but if you do and you want an easy way to identify dandelions from the other two, dandies have a single hollow stem and flower, whereas the other two have solid branching stems with multiple flowers.

dbird said...

Hi Patrick
I wouldn't say it tasted terrible, but it takes a bit to transition from the expectation of coffee to the realtiy of dandelion root! I figured coffee is an acquired taste anyway so I'd press on. Thanks for the tip - I'll be sure to investigate the dandies in my yard.
Ps - I'm the Dave that emailed you about stopping in at our place when you're passing through the Central Coast of NSW - perhaps we'll get the chance to talk more on the topic of forage based beverages (amongst other things)!

Permapoesis said...

ah, great dave. i look forward to that.

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