17.7.07

Wordless Wednesday: Unexpected

Oxalis Lunch

In the morning, I weed the garden, then realize I have received the gift of an unexpected lunch. Oxalis. Shamrocks, if you will. I pluck the leaves and put them in a bowl, dot them with the simple yellow flowers... add shredded coconut, a dash of sugar, lime juice, light sesame oil, salt, sliced cucumbers and dark purple plum slices. Creation's bounty awakes on my tongue.


Oxalis photo by L.L. Barkat.


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22 Comments:

Anonymous Misslionheart said...

I think we have that stuff where I live!

Happy WW

5:56 PM  
Blogger tegdirb92 said...

that is such a cool shot!! Happy WW.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Llama Momma said...

How do you know all of this stuff?? I would see those flowers but never think to eat them!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

ditto llama momma; amazing!

6:29 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Llama... time, I guess. Reading. Interest. When I started sitting outside each day I got very curious... what gifts has God given me right here in this place? More than I knew. Far more.

Christine... how sweet that I can amaze you. :)

6:40 PM  
Blogger Sandy Carlson said...

Whod'a thunk? Thanks for the recipe.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Bernie said...

Still looks like weeds to me sorry... No matter HOW you dress it up! :)
Ours is up as well, so HAPPY WW everyone!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Comedy + said...

I have never even heard of this before. Wow, weeding and find lunch too. Great job. Have a great WW. :)

7:45 PM  
Blogger Pearls of Wisdom said...

Great picture. Happy WW.

Smiles and Blessings,

Angel ( Angel Mama )

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Pam said...

He provides in so many ways!

Happy Wordless Wednesday
Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

9:16 PM  
Blogger Aldon Hynes said...

I grew up eating oxalis and my kids now eat it. However, we always pick a few leaves to chew on when we are out walking, and have never had it in so fancy a salad. We will have to try that.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Skittles said...

That sounds good. I never would have thought about it!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

I didn't know shamrocks were edible. v. cool

9:47 PM  
Blogger Qtpies7 said...

I didn't know they were edible, either, but it sure sounds refreshing and delicious!

10:30 PM  
Blogger Mrs Wibbs said...

LL, sorry I put my link up and never got round to writing a comment as Hubby decided to hijack the laptop!!
This is such a delightful site you have here, and your WW is beautiful and so appealing, yet again! I am always inspired after visiting you :)

4:21 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Makes me hungry. :)

8:38 AM  
Blogger Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

I had no idea you could eat them! I'm going to go weeding later today.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Movers4life said...

WOW!! Not only is the picture beautiful, but you capture the sweet summer bliss with your description!! Happy WW!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

I've heard of eating a lot of native or easy to grow plants, but clover is a new one for me. Very interesting.

2:42 PM  
Blogger dawnae said...

mmmm that sounds delicious, nutritious and a very fresh lunch. You are so lucky! All of my weeds have pricklies on them, and are very stubborn to remove!

3:24 PM  
Blogger letha said...

Is it different to the normal stuff you get in the lawn? Looks bigger and bushier.

6:46 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Letha... it's the same as what you see in your lawn. It's just the angle at which I took the picture. People commonly call this clover, though it is technically not the same thing as the purple-flowered clover you'll see around. The leaves, especially when small, taste lightly lemony.

7:25 PM  

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