I'm pretty sure that plant isn't poke salad.
Have you ever eaten it cooked? My grandma used to cook it for us all the
time and taught me how. You pull the leaves off the plant .. medium to
smaller leaves are more tender, and then you boil them like you would
spinach leaves 'til they are tender. After that you drain the boiled leaves
and squeeze all the water out of the leaves you can get to come out of them.
Next you add some oil to a frying pan, and break up the boiled leaves into
the hot grease. Break 2 or 3 fresh eggs over the poke in the hot grease and
stir fry the eggs with the poke. Add a bit of salt to taste while it's
Oh oh .... mustard weeds may be protected ... oh my God!
BTW, I hope I'm allowed to "take" *this* California animal
I just caught in the house moments ago, while reaching for
a level to hang a mirror for the wife:
I need better spider-catching tools than this plastic container:
Now she is destined for transportation into my ravine, along
with all the other spiders, snakes, and mustard-gas flowers:
I got one of these years ago:
I just used it again a few days ago. I generally close the bottom
part manually, slowly, so as not to squish the spider as would
probably happen if I let gravity close it.
On Tue, 25 Jun 2013 05:17:50 -0500, The Daring Dufas wrote:
The only problem I've had with the glass jars is that the
last big fat (or so I had thought) black widow spider
suddenly had babies! Hundreds of 'em.
Next time, I'm not keeping her in the jar for more than
a day or two before I relocate her.
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