In Search of the Lean Six Life

Smarter, not harder. Preferrably A LOT smarter.

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When Your Garden Abruptly Ends

You eat weeds.

It’s what you do.

Dandelions for Dinner!

Dandelion greens and crowns for a side with dinner, and roots to roast for tea.


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Irony is, paying $2.50 plus shipping for seeds to grow greens overwinter…


…that grow as weeds in your garden already! Doh!

At least I already know they grow in my region!

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Backyard Summer Salad

Summer time and the eating is easy! The more I learn, the more I am amazed just how many wild edibles are available even in one’s own backyard. The photo below shows the variety of greens I could collect one August day to make a salad for lunch, with goat cheese, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. The smallest/youngest leaves are the most tender and best for consuming raw. Remember, before you forage – have 100% identification (no even the picture below does not “count”), and know the environment (pesticides, pollution, laws, etc.).


Summer Backyard Salad Greens. (Photo used with permission of