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 Post subject: Please help me identify this vegetable
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:29 pm 
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I got this bunch of green leafy vegetables in my veg box and would love some help identifying them please :)
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Sorry for the formatting, I can't seem to get the image insertion thing to work! If you click the link it should take you to a photo of the veg in question ...

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when posting use img tags click on full editor under the window where you type to see what they look like


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Post image has gone weird lately and posts a lot of porn. I had to get through a fairly unsavoury picture of boobs to get to the leaves. I have NO idea what they are though!

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I shall try again with a different image uploader:

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Intresting! I have no idea what those are either. But hopefully someone else can help you. I am curious as well so hopefully someone ha an answer.


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They look kind of like big curry leaves.

http://www.ishopindian.com/fresh-curry-leaves-pr-22534.html

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They look kind of like big curry leaves.

http://www.ishopindian.com/fresh-curry-leaves-pr-22534.html


I was thinking that. Or maybe water spinach?

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Wild garlic maybe?

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Shukriyya wrote:
Wild garlic maybe?


Just tasted a bit and you're definitely right, thank you :)

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You're welcome! :)

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Yay! Now, what are you going to make with it???

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Oooh. Pesto? Too obvious?

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Oh my goodness yes.

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yeah that is totally wild broadleaf garlic/bear garlic! that means ours is probably out here too! we are so lucky to get it, ive never ever seen or heard of it in the US. for those of you who dont know, these are big garlic flavored LEAVES. really amazing. and you can eat the white flowers off it too. it grows in shady damp woodland areas here in ireland.

it makes AMAZING pesto. it is also good chiffonaded in salads, especially with some nooch and olive oil dumped on top, and its good to eat just like it is. DONT cook it though...it turns stringy and tough and you end up spitting it out. made that mistake once...never again. you could probably cook it if you chiffonaded it finely first, but its better raw anyway. cooked it just shrinks up to a stringy leaf and is yuccckk.


enjoy your wild garlic! i am gonna have to get out there and find ours, i knew it was almost the season for it :) such a short season too and then its gone til next year; its usually one of the first forage-able greens out in the spring


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I do love some pesto and that sounds pretty awesome :) I may save some for salads too.

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kaybee wrote:
yeah that is totally wild broadleaf garlic/bear garlic! that means ours is probably out here too! we are so lucky to get it, ive never ever seen or heard of it in the US. for those of you who dont know, these are big garlic flavored LEAVES. really amazing. and you can eat the white flowers off it too. it grows in shady damp woodland areas here in ireland.

it makes AMAZING pesto. it is also good chiffonaded in salads, especially with some nooch and olive oil dumped on top, and its good to eat just like it is. DONT cook it though...it turns stringy and tough and you end up spitting it out. made that mistake once...never again. you could probably cook it if you chiffonaded it finely first, but its better raw anyway. cooked it just shrinks up to a stringy leaf and is yuccckk.


enjoy your wild garlic! i am gonna have to get out there and find ours, i knew it was almost the season for it :) such a short season too and then its gone til next year; its usually one of the first forage-able greens out in the spring



Oh man. that sounds so good. I want some! I don't think we get that here in S california. Never heard of it. sadface.


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I so envy you. It's also called ramsons or ramps. Definitely make pesto.

200 g ramsons (wild garlic)
100 g pine nuts
4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt

Blend. Serve with pasta or bread.

ETA: It smells like that smelly compound added to natural gas to detect the leakage (because natural gas is scentless).


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Desdemona wrote:
torque wrote:
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Oh my goodness yes.

Pho means yes.

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yes, it's wild garlic. it's AWESOME in wild garlic butter, in salads and in pesto.


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I so envy you. It's also called ramsons or ramps. Definitely make pesto.

200 g ramsons (wild garlic)
100 g pine nuts
4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt

Blend. Serve with pasta or bread.

ETA: It smells like that smelly compound added to natural gas to detect the leakage (because natural gas is scentless).


Thanks for the recipe; looking forward to it :)

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I made some wild garlic pesto, but added loads more oil than in the recipe above as it was very dry. Delicious! Ready for some pasta action tonight ...

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rhelune wrote:
I so envy you. It's also called ramsons or ramps. Definitely make pesto.

200 g ramsons (wild garlic)
100 g pine nuts
4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt

Blend. Serve with pasta or bread.

ETA: It smells like that smelly compound added to natural gas to detect the leakage (because natural gas is scentless).


Are wild garlic and ramps the same thing? Because we definitely get ramps in WV. In high school, some of the boys would eat the shiitake out of it and stink up the buses/hallways/everything. Never had one because of that reason, but as an adult, the idea of wild garlic/ramps appeal to me. Naturally I don't live in a rural area anymore, where it can be foraged.

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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identify this vegetable
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Yes, it's the same thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_ursinum

Be careful when picking it yourself, some very poisonous plants can be mistaken for it. One experienced forager died here last year because he picked and ate this instead of ramps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colchicum_autumnale


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