Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I may have eaten some of that, when I was younger.

"What is that?" my son asked.

Unfortunately, I didn't have an answer for him. In my eyes it was just some kind of plant with pretty berries, that sprung up in the wheel barrow. I water it and move it around to different locations.

The plant is called Pokeweed. All of this plant is poisonous but in the springtime some people have made Polk Salad from the leaves. The leaves should be boiled three times and prepared by someone who is familiar with this plant. I do recall when I was younger hearing about this dish. There is a good possibility I have eaten some Polk Salad. Remembering or knowing if I have is the problem.

                                                  Enjoy Polk Salad Annie by Tony Joe White


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