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Sun 9-May-10
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Danny
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I think that is brilliant, Joanna. Proper self-sufficiency and frugality resulting in what sounds like a very tasty dish indeed. Ok

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I have some beautiful young nettles growing near the house. I could use them but I am not sure if Ben has been watering them for me. So would you use them?

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Danuta, I thought Ben was your dog !!!  Eeek

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BS waken up! He is my dog - think about it!

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In that case, the answer is no !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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danast said:BS waken up! He is my dog - think about it!


At this time of the night !!!!!!!!!

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I knew you would get there in the end. Big Hugs ( no smileys)

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Danast, BS and Ben - please have a few smileys. On the house. No charge Big_Laugh

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I was reading the 'Weekend' magazine from todays Daily Mail and someone wrote in asking about how to get rid of ground elder. Monty Don recommended eating it.

There is ****loads of the stuff growing in the fields near our house so I might be tempted to try it. There are some recipes on this page, one of which suggests cooking it like asparagus, which sounds tasty. (I tend to grill asparagus in our george foreman instead of steaming it " I wonder whether that way will work jus as well for ground elder)

This page also has links to a lot of 'free food' pages too:

http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/freefood.htm

but I haven't had a good read of it yet so I haven't checked what I can get locally.

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Cooking ground elder like asparagus? How big are their shoots, the ones I see would hardly be worth the effort, they are tiny. Other than that, would thoroughly recommend ground elder as I have eaten it lots of times now and it is a little bit like parsley but only a little bit. Cheers It is also one of the first things to appear after the winter and so is fantastic for greens early in the year, other than that a complete and utter nuisance we are over run with the stuff and can't cut it back yet as there are probably corncrakes nesting in it. Doh

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