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My (temporary) cure for the Camino Blues

LesR

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Camino Frances 2017, 2018; Camino Portuguese 2019
Yes - it has been 18 months since my last Camino, and another is well overdue..... (thanks COVID19)

I know that now is not the right time to start mixing with citizens from many parts of the world andfor passing through many small Spanish communities (with many people who will be especially vulnerable to the ravages of COVID19).

However I have managed to find myself a small diversion - home grown Pimientos de Padrón...

Been trickier to grow that I had hoped for, and hopefully this will not be my last harvest from my dozen plants...

Sigh....
 

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Yes - it has been 18 months since my last Camino, and another is well overdue..... (thanks COVID19)

I know that now is not the right time to start mixing with citizens from many parts of the world andfor passing through many small Spanish communities (with many people who will be especially vulnerable to the ravages of COVID19).

However I have managed to find myself a small diversion - home grown Pimientos de Padrón...

Been trickier to grow that I had hoped for, and hopefully this will not be my last harvest from my dozen plants...

Sigh....

Well done.

I am trying to grow some now.

About 10" high so far.
 

lindam

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One of my favourite discoveries on my first Camino (while still living in Canada)! It was love at first bite. They are a regular feature in my Spanish kitchen when in season here.

Nice job you have done propogating these beauties.
 
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Arn

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I am impatient with many things and growing things I like to eat is painful in the waiting. That said, I do love to eat wild veggies (asparagus), dandelions, stinging nettles, ramps, berries, crab apples, etc. They all can be found in the surrounding acres of my farm. Also, the really cool part is they only appear a certain times a year. Thus, I don't over indulge just because of the taste, or availability.
 

Camino Chrissy

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I do love to eat wild veggies (asparagus), dandelions, stinging nettles, ramps, berries, crab apples, etc.
I have heard of eating dandelion leaves. I picked some large beauties last spring to "try". I ended up pitching them before cooking, afraid I'd be disappointed.
As for stinging nettles, I hate their sting. I assume they get neutralized in cooking, but glives definitely needed for picking.
Are either of these plentiful greens really worth the effort, Arn?
 

Dee Langton

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2002 2013 - 2017
Yes - it has been 18 months since my last Camino, and another is well overdue..... (thanks COVID19)

I know that now is not the right time to start mixing with citizens from many parts of the world andfor passing through many small Spanish communities (with many people who will be especially vulnerable to the ravages of COVID19).

However I have managed to find myself a small diversion - home grown Pimientos de Padrón...

Been trickier to grow that I had hoped for, and hopefully this will not be my last harvest from my dozen plants...

Sigh....
They look so good!
 

Arn

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I have heard of eating dandelion leaves. I picked some large beauties last spring to "try". I ended up pitching them before cooking, afraid I'd be disappointed.
As for stinging nettles, I hate their sting. I assume they get neutralized in cooking, but glives definitely needed for picking.
Are either of these plentiful greens really worth the effort, Arn?
Oh yes, Stinging nettle ointments are often used to ease osteoarthritis symptoms. The dried leaves and flowers can be steeped to make a delicious herbal tea, while its leaves, stem and roots can be cooked and added to soups, stews, smoothies and stir-frys. Dandelion is great in a salad (though bitter) and dandelion wine is something my father made on occasion. If you use part of the flower is curbs the natural sweetness of just the leaves.
 

witsendwv

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(2015)
Yes - it has been 18 months since my last Camino, and another is well overdue..... (thanks COVID19)

I know that now is not the right time to start mixing with citizens from many parts of the world andfor passing through many small Spanish communities (with many people who will be especially vulnerable to the ravages of COVID19).

However I have managed to find myself a small diversion - home grown Pimientos de Padrón...

Been trickier to grow that I had hoped for, and hopefully this will not be my last harvest from my dozen plants...

Sigh....
It won't be spring here for another month, but I have three seedlings and another seven seeds just starting to make their way out of the dirt. I hopefully will have peppers earlier than later. 😊 🌶️
 
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Frances(2012), Frances(2017), Frances (June 2018)
Yes - it has been 18 months since my last Camino, and another is well overdue..... (thanks COVID19)

I know that now is not the right time to start mixing with citizens from many parts of the world andfor passing through many small Spanish communities (with many people who will be especially vulnerable to the ravages of COVID19).

However I have managed to find myself a small diversion - home grown Pimientos de Padrón...

Been trickier to grow that I had hoped for, and hopefully this will not be my last harvest from my dozen plants...

Sigh....
Good suggestion! I certainly have the Camino blues!
 

LesR

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Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances 2017, 2018; Camino Portuguese 2019
Memo to self:

pick the pimentoes early, and don’t wait until there is a plateful....

the lot in the pics attached to my initial post were hot!!!
 

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