Monday, March 25, 2013

Eating Smilax Shoots

A sure sign of spring...I just ate my first Smilax (Cat Briar) shoot crawling up the fence of the home behind me that has been foreclosed for three years. In my 20s I knew old Cuban men who called it "wild asparagus" and would cook the shoo...ts the same's been YEARS since I've done that as I love the shoots raw right off the plant....reminds me of raw fresh mushrooms.
See below.....I had no idea the roots were edible! In my early 20s I dug up a huge one, potted it in a bonsai tray with about 90% of it ABOVE the soil line and trained it into a trippy bonsai. I don't recall ever seeing berries on one.

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