Originally Posted by Skittle68
Wow, I've eaten beet leaves (cooked, like Swiss chard) but I had no idea broccoli leaves are good too!! Thanks for the tip! Here is one for you: take the thick stems and cut off the green peel, leaving the crisp white core. It tastes like kohlrabi :) Great for munching
You can do the same with cauliflower stems. Radish greens are also good steamed and served with lemon butter and salt and pepper.
The skins from a healthy young hubbard squash can be peeled thickly chopped and boiled till tender with one chopped onion and a few potatoes and mashed with butter, milk salt and pepper like you would make regular mash and makes a tasty side dish.
The leaves from carrots can be used in soup to add flavour as you would use parsley in soups. The flavour can be strong so use sparingly.
Nasturtium leaves and flowers are great in salad or on sandwiches. They have a peppery flavour similar to rocket. The fresh seeds can be pickled and used like capers.