Lambsquarter

Greenfield, OH(Zone 6a)

Just harvested 3 mess' of lambsquarters, blanched and froze. We always have them cooked in the skillet along with soup beans and corn bread. A great winter treat.
Does anyone have any other favorite uses for lambsquarter or other greens, turnips, dandelions, etc?

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

Eating quiche made from Lamb's Quarters right now!

Greenfield, OH(Zone 6a)

Thats a good idea and the wife loves quiche. Unfortunately for me, I do not. Lambsquarter is the only "weed" given a free ride in our garden. I've had to mulch around it (because my wife will kill me if I pull even one plant)

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

I made a pot of pinto beans and added some sausage and lots of lamb's quarters and it was delicious. Think I will have it again tonight!

Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

I am learninf so much here. What is lambs quaters.

Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

thank you. I know lambsquaters. Would not attempt o eat it, however

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

Having it again for dinner tonight.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Helene, if you have an aversion to eat what most people call "weeds", just think about the tomato. It wasn't eaten for years, thought to be poisonous. I suspect the same initial aversion may be true for many of the "cultivated" greens and veggies we have in our gardens and in the supermarket produce section.

Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

true enough, therefore I don't do too many veggies. Do like tomato. can't eat green peppers, do like creamed spinach I am picky. It's hard for me to live with Helene. LOL

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

LOL!

Greenfield, OH(Zone 6a)

Well, another name for lambsquarters is "wild spinach". Maybe thinking of it that way will help your appetite.

Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

i thought of that as it has the powdery stuff on backside of the leaves.

Fairfield County, CT(Zone 6b)

I don't like the powdery stuff - so I wash it really well. When it cooks - the powder disappears.

Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

this is very informative thread.

Greenfield, OH(Zone 6a)

From what I've researched, lambsquarter is second only to amaranth (a cousin) for nutrition. It will prevent both scurvy and pellagra. It is a good source of fiber and all the micronutrients; Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. The best part is that its free and grows like "a weed"

Missouri City, TX

I'm a little late to this thread, but lamb's quarter is extremely invasive. We planted a small foot tall plant and the following year it had spread seeds all over the yard. Took over 3 more years to get rid of it. A local organic farmer came with his son and harvested about 300+ plants - told me the following season it covered 3 acres - and his young lambs LOVED it.

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