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  •  Uses for Garlic Mustard (5+ / 0-)
    is what I'd like to find more of.. It's starting to make inroads in my garden and to hear other gardeners talk about it, it's the kudzu of the North!   I've tasted the leaves and, it has at most, a very faint garlic flavor.

    Has sweet concord o'er taken blackest woe?

    by QuaintIrene on Sun May 24, 2009 at 04:39:48 PM PDT

    •  Interesting... I find it quite garlicky (3+ / 0-)
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      Did we talk about this already?  I know someone else asked about it once. Pesto is a great use, and it's nice in salads. I also use it in things like hummus where I want a garlicky flavor. You could saute it and put it into tomato sauce. It would be really nice combined with spinach (or lamb's quarters) and layered with pasta sheets and cheese for a spinach lasagna.

      You can mix the leaves with cream cheese for a garlicky bagel or bread spread. You can also cut it finely to use in salad dressing.

      What really want to get rid of, though, is the root. The root tastes like horseradish and you can make a horseradish substitute with it. Clean and chop roots to measure a cup, add about 1/2 cup vinegar and a tsp of salt. Blend well in a food processor or blender and then store in a clean bottle in the fridge. It will last forever and is good on anything horseradish is good on.

      I hope that gets you started!

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      by wide eyed lib on Sun May 24, 2009 at 04:58:23 PM PDT

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    •  It makes a good addition to pasta sauces (3+ / 0-)
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      as well as added to soups and stews.  You can eat the entire plant (including roots).  Alternatively, you could just cook it by itself.  It's actually very nutritious.  I ran into the DEC's invasive species coordinator this weekend, and he and I had a nice conversation about it - and where it was at the moment.   You can also use it as a salad green.  If it's bitter, you can soak it overnight in ice water (or a bowl of water in the fridge).  

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      by Norbrook on Sun May 24, 2009 at 05:07:03 PM PDT

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