Spring is on its way! The sun is illuminating the east-facing kitchen window earlier than it used to just a few weeks ago. At nighttime, moths are thumping into that window, drawn to the light I’m using to make soup at 11 p.m. And I swear I’ve heard the quiet hum that, come June, will turn into the loud buzz of summer. Budding trees, daffodils, crocus, and…henbit. Henbit: the scourge of lawn nazis. In the words of Weird Al, “Just eat it!”
As I learned on last year’s wild food walk, henbit is edible.
My neighbors have a big patch of it. Wonder if they’d mind if I help myself…
Sauteing henbit and spinach.
Check out Bob Waldrop’s “Get Ready For Spring” song:
“Raise your hoe, do not betray. It’s time to take a stand.”