This was so much yum. . . of course, with this much cheese, it would be hard not to be. Do you like spinach and artichoke dip? I'm going to assume yes; I mean it's delicious. This is my wild, foraged riff on spinach and artichoke dip!
Did you know that artichokes are part of the thistle family? The part we eat is the flower bud, if left unpicked, it would turn into a huge, spiky, purple flower.
Burdock is a related plant from Asia, where the root is eaten not just for food, but for health. It's great for the liver and kidneys. Burdock has been introduced here in the US, where it's become invasive, like it's friend curly dock.
Despite the similar name, the two plants aren't related, they just look similar. You also use them differently: curly dock is about the leaves.
And curly dock, a tender and flavorful green, with a subtly sour note, is super abundant here in Texas now.
|Prolific growth of tender, healthy curly dock|
In honor of the coming together of two docks, I christen thee: Double Dock Dip!