Eat Your Way to Health
Nettles can deliver quite a sting if you try to pick them without gloves. The stinging will surrender to steam and cooking. If you like spinach you will love cooked nettles. Something to try when you are looking for something new.
Milk Thistle is the master herb for the liver but cannot be taken straight from the field. Horses can eat the wooden seed heads, but we cannot. We have to extract the Silymarin from the seeds, which are harvested into powdered form for encapsulation.
Watercress can add just the right spice to any salad. The leaves hold more nutrition that any lettuce you can buy. Just chop them up and sprinkle throughout your salad bowl. The flower will make a colorful addition and is one of the tastier edible flowers.
Dandelion greens are wonderful in salads, sautéed or steamed. They taste like chicory and endive, with a slightly more bitter taste. Consider brewing a dandelion tea for a healthful 'coffee break.'