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GSG Goes Down In Flames in Smackdown, part 1 of 3

The smackdown. I didn’t even know what hit me. My opponent’s boss had warned me, whispering, “She is CRAZY! She manhandled my husband out of a chair at the company party–and that was just MUSICAL CHAIRS, for crying out loud!” When she came in wearing combat boots and a gun belt, that should have been […]

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Edible weeds everywhere. Some are nasty. Find purslane!

So I checked my son Ten out early from school yesterday because he had a double header far from home. On the front step on the school is my favorite edible weed, purslane, see photo below. It’s higher in iron than any other green I have ever found–cultivated or wild. If you’re anemic, find some […]

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The verdict on Idaho

So here is our class in Idaho Falls. Turns out, people in Idaho DO care about good nutrition. Tennyson is my helper in the photo. My favorite thing from this class was when I was asked if it’s expensive to incorporate whole-foods habits. I discussed my top two money-saving ideas (one, grow a garden; two, […]

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more edibles, and the book tour

Did you know the leaves of your squash, cucumber, and cabbage plants are edible?   (You probably already knew the leaves of grape, radish, beet, turnip, strawberry, and carrot are edible.)   Toss them in the blender with fruit.   I’m going to do a little video shortly (be a YouTube GreenSmoothieGirl subscriber) showing and […]

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edible weeds

I blogged a few days ago about how when I’m weeding, I bring the dandelion and morning glory in and throw them in my fridge or blender.I don’t love the weedy taste of morning glory, so I use it in minimal amounts.Did you know the ENTIRE dandelion plant is edible?Roots, flowers, anything.And wild plants have […]

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Weedy Smoothie

When you’re weeding in your yard or garden, are you keeping the edible ones and tossing them in your smoothie? My GS today is made 100% from volunteer greens: volunteer chard and spinach, greens regrown on beets I overwintered from last year, and . .  . MORNING GLORY and DANDELION. If you don’t know what […]

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