What do boys without guns hunt? Weeds. You heard me right, today we went weed hunting. Spring has sprung and the forest is ablaze in edible weeds. So Misty, Moshi and I headed out to the Phoenix Lake trails in Marin to forage some green goodness from the earth gods.
Miner’s lettuce is good for you. The 49’s foraged for it in the Sierra Nevadas during the gold rush, one of their only remedies for scurvy. If it’s good enough for miners and Joe Montana, it’s good enough for me. It’s packed with more vitamin C than your Sunny D. Grab it, wash it, toss it, dress it, and eat.
For this salad, we dressed it in olive oil and a dash of cider vinegar, sea salt, and some cracked pepper. Simple times. Then we served alongside the Wumpus.