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Steve Galehouse
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Pokeweed

Post by Steve Galehouse » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:22 pm

Pokeweed is a common native perennial plant in my area: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEpBdDv0waY

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Re: Pokeweed

Post by Larry Tucei » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:03 am

Steve, Poke salad used to be a common eaten item in the south. I had some that a neighbor made years ago. It was cooked and drained several times. It's delicious tasted like collard, mustard greens. Larry

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Re: Pokeweed

Post by Jenny » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:59 am

Are there songs about Knotweed Wendy or Tree of Heaven Heather? Cork Tree Tammy?

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Re: Pokeweed

Post by James Parton » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:40 pm

Larry,

I have eaten " Poke Salad " many times. My dad still fixes it. The cooking and draining removes the toxins. You use only young tender leaves.

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Re: Pokeweed

Post by Don » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:50 pm

Far be it for a westerner like myself to comment on 'greens', or in this case 'reds'...but it's my understanding from my time in Kentucky that oldtimers referred to it as 'poke' or 'polk', 'salat' or 'salit'...all academic it seems, as salat and salit are synonomous with salad.
I only had it fried with bacon, what recipes do you like?
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Re: Pokeweed

Post by James Parton » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:08 am

Don,

It's good with eggs too. Some people mix it with onions as well.

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