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Re: Egg recipes

Post by Mash » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:26 am

My purselane is coming through as well. A bit slower than the spinach. I wonder if that would work?
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Re: Egg recipes

Post by Easydrinker » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:35 am

I am disappointed with the taste of Purslane so far.
But hey, life is a bagatelle.

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Re: Egg recipes

Post by Mash » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:25 am

Yeah. I would agree. It's a bit spinach.
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Re: Egg recipes

Post by gaza the instructor » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:53 pm

Glad I am standing up wind of you lot. Pickled eggs
and Spinach, what a combo.
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Re: Egg recipes

Post by wormwood » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:53 pm

Purslane's flavor is highly variable depending on the growing conditions. It even changes across the course of the day. It's usually best harvested late afternoon, rather than first thing is the morning and you definitely want to pick it before it starts to flower.

That said, if I had to pick just one vegetable to eat for the rest of my life, it probably wouldn't be purslane.

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Re: Egg recipes

Post by Mash » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:58 pm

wormwood wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:53 pm

That said, if I had to pick just one vegetable to eat for the rest of my life, it probably wouldn't be purslane.
LOL.

Good tip about late afternoon, though. And following your leader don't think it'll be anything I grow again. It's amazing the amount of things you try and then go back to your stalwart favourites.
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Re: Egg recipes

Post by wormwood » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:06 pm

The phrase I was struggling to remember is Crassulacean Acid Metabolism:

https://www.encyclopedia.com/earth-and- ... metabolism

Long story short, earlier in the day the leaves are packed with malic acid. As the day goes on, this is converted into glucose. So if you want a sweeter flavor, you harvest later in the day. Alternatively, if you want something tarter, harvest first thing in the morning. It's possible that the difference in flavor is less marked in typical English growing conditions than it would be in a drought prone environment.

Anyway, to get back on topic, huevos con verdolagas (scrambled eggs with purslane) is a common breakfast dish in Mexico.

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Re: Egg recipes

Post by Mash » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:11 pm

Scrambled eggs with kale works. Purslane might be better still thank you
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Re: Egg recipes

Post by Easydrinker » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:34 am

If my Purslane ever gets there, I will try it with poached eggs on the top.
Superb using Spinach, for breakfast.
But several rungs below the Sag bahji made to accompany last nights curried supper.
So much spinach, today I am Popeye!

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Re: Egg recipes

Post by Mash » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:29 am

Our spinach is loving all this rain. It's the only one that is
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