How to cook creasy greens?

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Written By Thurman Schinner

How can you tell if greens are Creasy?
Creasy greens are easy to recognize by the wagon wheel appearance of young sprouts, and can be picked soon after they?ve grown some.
What are Creasy Greens?
Creasy greens are a small leafy green often known as upland cress, winter cress, and early yellow rocket. They are similar to watercress in taste but do not grow in bogs the way watercress does.
How do you plant Creasy Greens?
Creasy Greens (Upland Cress, Winter Cress), 2 g Plant upland cress and curly cress in late summer or fall in moist but well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Broadcast seed (or plant in rows 7 in. apart) and cover very lightly with soil or compost. Seed can take 2 weeks to emerge.
What wild greens are edible?
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) The leaves, flowers and roots of the dandelion are all edible. ( Chickweed (Stellaria media) Wild brassica (Brassica species) Wild fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Wood sorrel (Oxalis) Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus and relatives) Nettle (Urtica urens)
How do you cook cress greens?
Greasy Creasies Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat and caramelize the onions. Add creasy greens and saut? a few minutes until the greens darken and tenderize. Add a few splashes of pepper vinegar and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat, add salt to taste, and give thanks that winter is just about over.
How do you cook Wintercress?
Boil buds slightly in water, season, and give them a try. Sources say the taste is similar to broccoli. Foragers sometimes eat them without cooking and agree taste is best when leaves or flowers are young.

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What is Creasy?
: having or forming creases.
Do you eat watercress stems?
Watercress that is packed into a bag and sold in supermarkets is entirely edible. Unlike other greens such as kale or spinach when the stalks would generally be removed, watercress stalks are included in salad bags and leaves and stalks are eaten in their entirety.
Is land cress edible?
Land cress has a peppery spinach kale like flavour. They can be cooked or eaten raw in salads. Like all brassicas, the yellow flowers are edible too. The leaves of land cress are great in salad and sandwiches.

What does field cress look like?
Basal leaves dandelion- like with rounded tops, short; stem leaves alternate, ascending, about 1? inches long, entire or crenate (shallowly toothed), clasping the stem, and having 2 pointed ?ears? (auricles).
What is the most dangerous plant on earth?
This is what earns the castor oil plant its reputation as the world?s most poisonous. After the laxative oil has been extracted the remaining residues of its mottled brown seeds contain a potent cocktail of toxins.
How can you tell if a wild plant is edible?
If the plant tastes very bitter or soapy, spit it out. If there?s no reaction in your mouth, swallow the bite and wait several hours. If there?s no ill effect, you can assume this part of the plant is edible. Repeat the test for other parts of the plant; some plants have both edible and inedible parts.

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