Cooking with Native Plants

What’s growing in your garden? It’s December and the miner’s lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) has sprung back to life all over my yard! I pulled some out where it was unwanted and thought ‘if only there was a soup I could put this in’. I went online and found a Lettuce Soup by Epicurious. Now I’ve tried the recipe using Miner’s Lettuce and it tastes great! Here you go:

Miner’s Lettuce Gourmet Soup
This soup is a great way to use lettuce in the winter! Any kind of potato and any salad greens, but I’d recommend Miner’s Lettuce!
Yield: Makes 4 servings / Active Time: 25 min / Total Time: 35 min

INGREDIENTS

Miner's Lettuce

1 cup chopped onions, scallions, and/or shallots
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup diced (1/3 inch) peeled potato
8 cups coarsely chopped miner’s lettuce (3/4 lb)
3 cups water Continue reading

El Dorado Going Native Garden Tour

  • Date: Saturday, April 17th, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Location: Western and central El Dorado County, from El Dorado Hills to Camino
  • Cost: Free
  • Organizer: Sierra Nevada Yard and Garden Program on Native Plant and Water-wise Gardening, El Dorado Chapter of CNPS
  • Contact: Rosemary Carey:  rosemarycarey@comcast.net;  530.620.3631
    Program Manager, Sierra Nevada Yard and Garden Program on Native Plant and Water-wise Gardening, El Dorado Chapter, CNPS

Website: www.eldoradocnps.org