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yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9123356

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?
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9123580

Eating quiche made from Lamb's Quarters right now!
yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9124403

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)
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9220346

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!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 27, 2012
2:19 PM

Post #9220719

I am learninf so much here. What is lambs quaters.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2012
7:20 PM

Post #9220975

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2469/2
http://www.mariquita.com/recipes/lambs quarters.htm
http://preparednessadvice.com/food_storage/lambs-quarter-a-great-edible-plant/#.UBNMbWFfHYQ

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 28, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9221417

thank you. I know lambsquaters. Would not attempt o eat it, however
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 28, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9221568

Having it again for dinner tonight.

darius

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

July 28, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9221579

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.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 29, 2012
8:08 AM

Post #9222302

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

darius

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

July 29, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9222312

LOL!
yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9223311

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

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9223474

i thought of that as it has the powdery stuff on backside of the leaves.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2012
8:59 AM

Post #9223553

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

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9223725

this is very informative thread.
yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2012
5:39 AM

Post #9224552

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"
Bubba_MoCity
Missouri City, TX

September 11, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9271700

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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