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Old 04-14-2017, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Molokhia - Egyptian Spinach

Of course, I haven't tasted any yet! But, I was mindlessly watching some youtube gardening videos and this green came up twice in different gardening in the desert videos. I don't garden in the desert, but I do live in an area that gets triple digit heat so regular greens like lettuce and spinach aren't something I can grow in the Summer months. So, I ordered some seed from Kitazawa Seed Co. (Oakland, Ca) off of Amazon. I'm excited to get it planted! I've got two areas I'm going to experiment with it. One is in full sun and one is in filtered sun. I hope my family likes it because if it takes off in both locations, I could be doomed - apparently it is a rabid self-seeder.



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Of course, I haven't tasted any yet! But, I was mindlessly watching some youtube gardening videos and this green came up twice in different gardening in the desert videos. I don't garden in the desert, but I do live in an area that gets triple digit heat so regular greens like lettuce and spinach aren't something I can grow in the Summer months. So, I ordered some seed from Kitazawa Seed Co. (Oakland, Ca) off of Amazon. I'm excited to get it planted! I've got two areas I'm going to experiment with it. One is in full sun and one is in filtered sun. I hope my family likes it because if it takes off in both locations, I could be doomed - apparently it is a rabid self-seeder.



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I would say it is an acquired taste for adults . Having said that I have never met any child who didn't love it.
You can use it as a soup over rice or w chicken also served her w rabbit.
It is cooked with lots of garlic and served with slices of iced red onions.
There is a way to cook it so it is not viscous.
It is known as jew's mallow in Europe.
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Thanks Mayerling! I've also read that because of it's high nutritional value, it's great to dehydrate, then powder and use in smoothies and soups if you don't like the taste. Mine hasn't even germinated yet and I'm looking up ways to cook it! LOL
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Thanks Mayerling! I've also read that because of it's high nutritional value, it's great to dehydrate, then powder and use in smoothies and soups if you don't like the taste. Mine hasn't even germinated yet and I'm looking up ways to cook it! LOL
I am a fan of it now after all these years. But I like anything w lots of garlic
If prepared properly it will not be viscous ( although maybe that is the reason little kids like it)
I will ask for the recipe and post it
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