Eat Fat Hen

Added by Penny on 9 July 2010
There I was weeding away in the Netherton Community garden and Tommy says to me - 'you can eat that'. He called what I was pulling up 'goosefoot' but I took some home and it was listed in Food For Free (by Richard Mabey) as Fat Hen. I took the top shoots and flower heads and steamed it a bit like asparagus. It tasted great as a green side dish - very similar to spinach really and a treat along with an omlette.

Of course I then started to look out for it at home and soon spotted it growing on a piece of waste land near the house. What a great free addition to the diet.

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