Friday, May 30, 2008

Buying local means...no celery

I have no celery but I want to make a potato salad. So what did we do? We went out in the yard and cut down a thistle. It looks and tastes very much like celery when cut and trimmed. Most people cook the stem if they are going to eat it. But it was great in this potato salad. It didn't keep long though so I would recommend making just enough to eat in a day or two.

The thistle in the yard
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The gear
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The thistle hunter hard at work trimming off the leaves
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The stem trimmed of leaves
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Trimming off the fine hairs on the stem and the outer stringy part
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The stem all ready to use
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Split...they are looking more and more like celery
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Tastes like chicken! I mean celery....
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Add your favorite potato salad fixins
Local farm fresh eggs
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Potatoes of course and yummy sweet onions from the farmers market
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Canola Mayo and some Dijon mustard
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Finshed! Yum!
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3 comments:

Nicole said...

Very innovative! Good for you.

orangefrute88 said...

you can EAT THISTLE???? the things i learn...

adrienne trafford said...

any time you need thistle, just come over because i have a forest of it...