Lamb’s Quarters

I have been talking to so many people about wild edibles that I thought it might be fun to show you pictures of these “weeds” from time to time. I also think it helps to see a picture to help with identification. I love foraging for wild edibles in my yard and elsewhere. One of my favorites is Lamb’s Quarters.  It shows up almost anytime soil has been cultivated often sprouting in my flower pots. The plant can be eaten raw or cooked. It tastes just like spinach when cooked and you can use it in any recipe calling for spinach. Unlike spinach, Lamb’s Quarters does not contain oxalic acid so

you absorb more of the calcium it contains.  Besides eating it fresh from Spring to Autumn I also blanch and freeze plenty for winter. It can grow to a height of 5 feet or more.