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Thursday, April 22, 2010

verdolagas - purslane

17 comments:

buffalodick said...

Pussley! That's what we call it around here! It's an edible weed!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

An American Indian friend of ours, Loupie, first introduced us to wild purslane when we lived in the islands. She took us on a walk through the woods and found wile purslane and some vine she pulled from the limbs of trees and came back to our house and made a salad and tea. I'll never eat purslane without thinking of Loupie.

Cleaning purslane is labor intensive and I smiled when you said "seven days later."

I love your completed dish with the beans and sauce. Is that your voice? Very cool video. Enjoyed it very much.
Sam

dawn said...

you crack me up! love the porn music in the beginning. and then the whole 'seven days later'.
hey, can i make a request? can we get another bakery episode? Puuuuulease?

doggybloggy said...

buff: do you talk to your mamma with that voice -

Sam: thats me all right - I love foraging for wild edibles

dawn: you got it - I will find a cool one just for you!

dawn said...

forgot to tell you: you should try out for this cooking contest. i'm going to:
http://www.buildabetterburger.com/

FOODalogue said...

Enjoyed hearing your voice and learning about verdolagas. I think I would have tossed it with pasta. But that's me. I toss everything with pasta.

tasteofbeirut said...

So glad to see purslane is catching on in the US with foodies all over; in lebanon we eat it all the time in fattoush salads and love it raw; great info and dish, thanks!

Jenn said...

You know I've never had these. But now you tempt me with the beans and salsa. Pass the chips please!!!

Mo said...

I've never heard of it it! I'll have to find it someday, probably not around here though...

Random, but I really like your sink. o.O

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Vicki said...

Love the 70s barmp-shicka-barmp-barmp music! Also love verdolagas, see a lot of it here in CA.

Angie's Recipes said...

LOL The music is too sexy for this veggie! But I like it anyway.

Barbara said...

Knew what it was, but have never tried it.
Loved the video (and music) but must admit that is one labor intensive weed!
How is it in a salad?

Phyllis said...

Can't wait to experiment with some purslane. Awesome video :)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I've always been tempted to cook purslane but never actually did. Your post is giving me encouragement to pull some of those weeds and turn them into food.

Diana H said...

I might try cooking up the purslane that takes over the yard, though my family doesn't love bitter greens. You did an excellant job with the video.

WizzyTheStick said...

Great video this also grows in the Caribbean but it has relatively unknown.

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