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Soup du jour: Yacon, Chaya, Chopped Sweet Pepper and Samphire in my own private stock.
Everything harvested outback.
I have been neglecting my Samphire plant but combined with the Yacon it made for a very interesting favour.
The samphire is the European species (not the very different one grown on Snowy River) which is growing keenly in my crate garden.

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Comment by Dave Riley on February 10, 2020 at 21:14

I likem my succulents.

Samphire may have a unique flavour but so too  has my everyday succulent Prickly Pear paddles --Nopales.

I need to grow more Samphire plants so I can change my menu. Division is in order. It is slow I find and mine only recently took off. I'd been treating it as something special to nibble at.

My 'private stock' is a combo of dried anchovies, shitake mushrooms and kelp buds, so the salty taste of Samphire feels right at homer.

My Chaya grows well but I need to divide that so I can have more plants. Once it becomes a tree I'll be real happy but I made a mistake and planted it in the orchard which is now inside the chook pen. So access is gated.

Comment by Christa on February 10, 2020 at 17:51

That soup would certainly cure some ailments.  All those minerals in greens would add some flavour to soup.  A bit hard to have with chopsticks though Dave, you would have to be very quick. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 10, 2020 at 13:34

Looks Great, you have inspired me to use my Samphire more often. I too have neglected mine but I got a shock when after 2 years (It was a head thing) had got up the courage recently to get back into my garden. The Samphire has spilled over some rocks beautifully.

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