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Old 07-17-2014, 11:53 PM   #11
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Looks tasty, Kayelle.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:33 AM   #12
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Ya beat me to it. I started a supper thread, but decided to check again if there was one, and, while I was posting, one appeared.

I made a salad of romaine lettuce, napa cabbage, carrot, celery, and onion. I served it with hard boiled eggs (eggs courtesy of CWS), purslane from my garden, anchovies, green and Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, capers, and ranch dressing (mayo, yogourt, minced garlic mushed with salt, minced onion, parsley from the garden, a splash of white wine vinegar, a splash of olive oil). It was even better than I expected. I'll post pix soon.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:48 AM   #13
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That looks and sounds perfect for a hot summer night Taxi!

Do tell me what are purslane from your garden?
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That looks and sounds perfect for a hot summer night Taxi!

Do tell me what are purslane from your garden?


It is cultivated in many countries. It's considered a weed in the US and Canada. It was probably introduced. You might have it growing in your yard. Portulaca oleracea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:21 AM   #15
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Kayelle and Taxy...beautiful pics of your dinners!

Everyone's dinners sound so good, I'm drooling over reading about them.

I had an avocado salad with tomatoes, red onions, and cucumbers with some Italian dressing. Fixin' to have a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream here in a few.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:27 AM   #16
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It is cultivated in many countries. It's considered a weed in the US and Canada. It was probably introduced. You might have it growing in your yard. Portulaca oleracea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I had no idea purslane was a member of the portulaca/moss rose family. I often grow portulaca in pots on my patio - they love the heat and have such beautiful, but short lived, little flowers. Saved your link Taxy, to read more about it. Thank you.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:17 AM   #17
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I had no idea purslane was a member of the portulaca/moss rose family. I often grow portulaca in pots on my patio - they love the heat and have such beautiful, but short lived, little flowers. Saved your link Taxy, to read more about it. Thank you.
So do I, Cheryl. They're great little plants. I'm pretty sure I've been pulling purslane up out of my garden. I'll have to check and make sure.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:19 AM   #18
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Last night was dinner with friends night. I had a chicken and cheese quesadilla.
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Purslane was a summer regular in my parents' home. Mom would mix it with yogurt and minced garlic S&P for a cold side dish. Not sure if she blanched it first.
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Purslane was a summer regular in my parents' home. Mom would mix it with yogurt and minced garlic S&P for a cold side dish. Not sure if she blanched it first.
It didn't seem to need blanching. How big were the pieces of purslane? Did she leave the leaves whole?
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