Am roasting two big turnips fresh out of the garden; in the oven right now. Have some lettuce still hanging in there in the garden to harvest tomorrow. - Today is warmish; but we’ve had some real cold nights lately. - On another subject; herbs: I’ve heard that the herbs LOVAGE and BORAGE are good substitutes for cucumber and celery. Comments?
posted on 11/30/2012 1:42:44 PM PST
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I had not heard that, and have never tasted those particular edibles. Let me know if you try some, how it turns out.
posted on 11/30/2012 3:26:44 PM PST
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Haven’t tried lovage yet, although I have seeds for it. Borage leaves are hairy enough I was afraid to even try eating them. The flowers are good, not sure if I’d describe them as cucumber-flavored, but they do have a refreshing taste, if you can get to them through the ants. Borage attracts ants in hoards, especially the big black ones that bite.
I only grew borage one summer. I think it’s easier to just grow the cucumbers.
posted on 11/30/2012 5:58:39 PM PST
I have a little cookbook I bought at an herb garden and one of the recipes I always wanted to try was for potato salad with lovage (the book is packed away in storage or I'd share the info from it). I tried googling a recipe for this just to see what I could find and I came across this article on lovage ... pretty good (with recipes, including "Warm Potato Salad With Lovage") and then I looked at the author - it's Michael Wieshan ... I think he used to do Victory Garden? Anyway, lots of good info on lovage!
From the Kitchen Garden: Lovage
posted on 11/30/2012 6:25:20 PM PST
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