The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215   Message #4044677
Posted By: Steve Shaw
07-Apr-20 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
If your garlicky stuff is growing in grass, it could be crow garlic, Allium vineale, which has fairly tall wiry stems, bulbils as well as flowers and a few leaves that look a bit like chives. In the US it's an invader from this side of the pond. You can use it like garlic, but it's a tough old thing and the flavour and smell is very strong and unsubtle. If it gets into pasture and is grazed by animals, the meat and milk takes on a disagreeable garlic whiff. If it grows in grain crops and is harvested with the grain, the same taint happens. It's not my favourite plant.