Pacific waterleaf is delicate and prolific right now
I love the photos and your humor. It reminded me when my in-laws came to visit in San Francisco and we walked to Land's End, and on the way I picked miners lettuce and ate it and they were shocked at me eating weeds. I was not so concerned then about who or what peed on it, I didn't even think about it, and I survived. In my very hot climate now, I've planted a relative of mint and with water it spreads out lovely, and has nice flowers too. I always pick the ones close to the wall, where dogs can't reach and use them for tea. I think your pasta looks delicious, and I bet it tastes like that too! Don't give up foraging, you will find some real treasures, I am sure. I am planting some zaatar and micromeria in my garden, I love tea with micromeria and zaatar I use instead of oregano in many dishes, lovely in my avocado salad. I've also discovered that the zaatar small flower head have a much more strong smell and flavor and I mix them with the leaves or dry all of them and use it later. Enjoy your foraging and keep us updated!
The pasta is perfect! Gosh, don’t look too deeply at what we serve when you come over! Ha!
Our very old saucer magnolia has not yet bloomed. If you are looking for her petals, you are welcome to them.
Thanks for this interesting window into foraging. Your pasta triangles look great