The salad greens in our cold frames are, in a word, flourishing.  We have more than enough spinach to eat every day and things like arugula, radishes, and carrots are all peeking their heads up, some with more bravery than others.
this cold frame was seeded just last month!
Among the spinach we had some open space which was quickly taken over by the fast growing chick weed.  Chick weed takes over just about everything so it had to come out but why just compost it?  Instead I turned it into chick weed pasta!  It was even better than I expected.

pasta all rolled out and ready to be cut

chick weed linguine!

Supper last night turned out to be a join affair, I made the noodles while Travis bbq’d then fried up some of his home made sausage.  Trav also made up a tasty alfredo sauce and added in some more chopped chick weed and some spinach.

It was good.  More than good.

I got the basic recipe for the noodles from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.  He did a post a while back on Nettle Pasta so I just substituted the nettles for chick weed.  His nettle pasta recipe can be found here.

The only thing I will do differently next time is to at least double the amount of chick weed, or other greens than I used.  I want my noodles to be ridiculously green, just for fun.

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