Today I have found yet ANOTHER free food!!
May 18, 2010 8:57am CST
Following my earlier discussion about samphire I have found yet ANOTHER free food from Mother Nature, by seer coincidence!! Today has been a beautiful day here in Lancashire and we took a picnic and had a drive to Knott End a little village on the estuary of the sea and the River Wyre. After our lunch we had a walk along the front and saw lots of a succulent looking plant growing. Both my husband and I felt that it must be an edible plant it just looked that way. So I picked a little (sh don't tell anyone!) and took a couple of pictures. On returning home I found out that this is indeed another edible plant, it is in fact Sea Kale (or Crambe Maritma to give it its botanical name!!) It seems that Sea Kale is sometimes grown as an ornamental but its most common use is as a blanched vegetable. The shoots are served like asparagus: steamed, with either a bechamel sauce or melted butter, salt and pepper. Sea kale is more commonly used in Europe and only rarely grown in the United States. If I carry on finding this free food we will really be living off the earth (oh and sea!!)
18 May 10
Wow, that's great Oldchem! And it surely very nutritious. If you can find some algae too in the sea. They are also very common. And they are a good source of protein, iodine and others. There are a lot of edible algae. They make good soups or salads. (^^,)