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Wild Purslane - A Succulent Vegetable

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on September 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

     A friend of mine recently complained of weeds in his tomato garden.  This sounds normal, except that the particular 'weed' he was concerned about is purslane, a delicious vegetable itself!


     Purslane is a member of the family portulacaceae, related to the house plant portulaca.  ...

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Birch Syrup As Soy Sauce Alternative

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on August 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)

     Asian cuisine is delicious, however, a major component of many Asian recipes is soy sauce.  Soy sauce poses a problem for individuals who are unable to have wheat in their diet.  Many people substitute wheat-free tamari for soy sauce and that is great, but unfortunateIy there are those few who can consume neither wheat nor soy.  


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Creamy Curried Broccoli Soup

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on May 19, 2012 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

                      Creamy Curried Broccoli Soup

3 C water

1 C almonds, soaked overnight, strained & rinsed

10 dates

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Miner's Lettuce

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on May 11, 2012 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

     On a recent visit to Vancouver Island, I had the pleasure of gathering and feasting on one of my favorite potherbs, the often overlooked, Miner's Lettuce.  I love the mild taste and texture of this wild green! 

     Indigenous to North America, Miner's Lettuce can be found growing in moist, shaded areas of British Columbia in the Spring.  This plant is easily identified by it's unique leaf shape and flowers. 


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