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Apr 30

Samphire – well this would start a conversation at a dinner party

samphireIf you’re wondering what that strange-looking cross between asparagus and cactus is doing in your salad, don’t fret—it’s probably just samphire. Also known as salicornia, sea asparagus or sea beans, samphire is available in two varieties: rock and marsh. Though it grows easily in the wild, it can also be cultivated in saltwater farms. A dazzling shade of green with a salty flavour, marsh samphire is a crunchy veg can be eaten raw or steamed, depending on your taste. Check for them at your local farmers’ market and specialty food store

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