Sow thistle – Smooth, prickly, all sorts, all good!

Sow thistle, commonly called Milk Thistle in my part of the world, the Sonchus genus, grow in many somewhat different shapes and sizes - some softer and some rather rough and prickly.  We use them all, simply adjusting the use to the type of thistle.  The softer ones...

Persimmons – Thicken Smoothies

We enjoy adding persimmons to our smoothies.  They are an amazing fruit!  Persimmon fruit contains high amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients. These neutralize free radicals which cause many degenerative diseases like ages, cancer, cataract and macular...

Yacon or Peruvian Ground Apple

We are being lazy, copying from our Facebook page today 🙂 Yacon or Peruvian Ground Apple is an incredible perennial edible and such a beautiful ornamental with unique-shaped leaves. The sweetness of its tubers come from inulin. They can be eaten raw or cooked....

Kids and Edible Weeds

It's a real joy having children along on an Edible Weed Walk.  They always ask the best questions - like 'If you only ate weeds, would you eventually turn green?'  And kids can generally tell adults a thing or two about which plants are edible!  It was my daughter,...

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

One of my favourite salad greens/green smoothie ingredients is Nipplewort.  It is also delightfully called Irish Wildflowers. I don't hear this edible weed mentioned much.  Could be something to do with the name! 🙂 Here is one place nipplewort show ups as an...

Heirloom skills – what’s this all about?

These days I am often called 'The Weeds Lady'. But like most of us, I have other interests and I do other things! 🙂 One topic I am passionate about is Heirloom Skills. Foraging is an heirloom skill. So, why not consider, 'What other skills would be useful or...

Mallow Tea for those winter sore throats

I am a pretty healthy specimen most of the time but one of those pesky little winter colds recently got me. The worst part was the raspy, sore throat. Talking at a workshop for six hours probably didn't help! So, what to do? In this situation, I turn to the most...

Welcome to Our New Website!

Hello Little Weed has a new website! Thank you to Leanne Dowling at Yarra Valley Websites (0406 251 406) for moving us to Wordpress, giving us a fresh look and adding some functionality to help us manage our events.  Thanks go also go Campbell Imray at we like small...