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Profile Image Annette Sandberg

laketitlow

I live in Southern Minnesota 4b. I am currently really excited about my wetland gardens, my rain gardens, my mini orchard, and perennial vegetables.

Malva Sylvestris 'Zebrina' syn. Alcea rosea 'Zebrina'

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laketitlow

My seeds I collected today.

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sabbanrula

That looks a lot like something that grows in the mountains here. Are the leaves edible?

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laketitlow

@sabbanrula yes the leaves are edible. It is an annual here.

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sabbanrula

🤔 then they must be the same. There is an old dish made of their leaves. My mom cooks it once a year when they first appear in the mountains. Says it’s full of vitamins 😄😄

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laketitlow

@sabbanrula how does it taste? I tried uncooked horseradish leaves yesterday. I thought they were bitter tasting. Maybe they taste better cooked. It is interesting to try edible plants that are not found in the grocery store.

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sabbanrula

Exactly Annette. I’m always intrigued when I find an edible plant. For this one we chopped up the leaves and sautéd them with chopped onions then added salt, pepper and hot paprika. When finished my mom squeezed a lemon on top and we ate them with bread. It was a different taste but I liked them. You can see now that the spices played a part in the taste, but I believe it’s very healthy to eat such home grown or naturally found plants.

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tkept

@laketitlow That is beautiful. Thank you for sharing that. Tom.

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laketitlow

@tkept thank you. Keep those pictures coming of your delicious dishes you make. Here in Minnesota we call it hotdish. Hotdish. Yes we love hotdish.

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gjones

Love these! Just planted some this spring and I'm hoping they seed out for me😊

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laketitlow

@gjones they make enough seeds to reseed themselves

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gjones

Good to know!

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