Re: [gardeners] The Freezing Rain Warning Has Ended

George Shirley (
Tue, 13 Jan 1998 15:09:45

At 03:03 PM 1/13/98 -0500, you wrote:
>At 07:55 AM 1/13/98 -0700, you wrote:
>>Thanks very much, Marianne.  Epazote is a weed, according to many, and some
>>will say it self-seeds freely.  It is not invasive IMO, and I have to
>>replant it most years.  Use a little in bean dishes.  I think it's an
>>excellent flavoring.  Diana Kennedy's "Cuisines of Mexico" also calls for
>>it in Huitlacoche quesadillas.  Now huitlacoche is an adventure.  They're
>>canning it under the name of Maize mushrooms or something like that, but
>>extension agents such as the now wary Bob Stewart of the Gardens list call
>>it corn smut.  Canners can't keep up with the demand.  Epazote is similar
>>to Lambs Quarter, but taller and coarser in appearance.  I think you'll
>>like it.  Margaret
>Uh yeah, Margaret, I saw your huitlachoche recipe in Algy's recipe
>exchange. Being from the dairy districts I, uh, didn't realize that stuff
>was edible.............
>Hopefully I won't have George and Liz's experience with the seeds and I'll
>get a chance to try epazote out. (in bean dishes <g>)
>Southeastern Ontario AgCan zone 5b
Well, the epazote adds a unique flavor but you'll still need the Beano. <VBG>