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Miner’s Lettuce — Tasty Wild Food May 9, 2010
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Miner’s Lettuce — Tasty Wild Food

Native Americans ate this wild green, which has a taste reminiscent of a cross between spinach and French sorrel — slightly green, crisp, but also with a touch of lemon.  Early settlers of the Pacific Northwest also ate it. Folklore has it that California Gold Rush miners ate it, and...