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Re: OT Poke


Wait a minute - this stuff is poisonous and people STILL eat it? What is
UP w/ that? I'll have to agree w/ Jesse and take a pass on this stuff. I
mean there's a zillion kinds of edible non-poisonous greens, so the
logic of eating this escapes me.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Evelyn Ford <eafrn1@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 11 Jan 2003 10:28:41 -0800 (PST)

>Zem - The town of Ava, MO has a "Polk Festival" every
>Spring and people come from all over to eat polk and
>other Spring "greens"... click link below:
>
>http://www.watersheds.org/blue/nature/poke.htm
>
>My husband is orginally from Maine, and every spring
>he craves what he calls "breaks"...Break Greens. It's
>like the fiddleheads of ferns, all curled up. He even
>had his daughter send him some but it didn't taste as
>good as fresh-picked.
>
>Evelyn
>zone 6 Southern MO
>
>--- Zemuly@aol.com wrote:
>> I didn't know there was any soil poke weed did not
>> like.  Lots of people here 
>> like to eat poke sallet (the young shoots) in the
>> spring.  I have recipes for 
>> it in old southern cookbooks.  Although I have never
>> eaten it, I understand 
>> it tastes a lot like spinach.  My only experience
>> with doing anything with it 
>> f was using its berries to paint our doghouse
>> magenta when I was a child -- a 
>> project that did not go over well with my father.
>> <LOL>
>> zem
>> 
>>
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