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Re: [sig] Looking for a green from the Ukraine?

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  • Patrick Levesque
    On 08/11/04 15:19, Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise ... Hi Jadwiga! I don t know Ukrainian, but could the plant possibly by orache? It is very similar to
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      On 08/11/04 15:19, "Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise"
      <jenne@...> wrote:

      >
      > I got this question via email. Anyone have any ideas?
      >
      > "I am Ukrainian ... and I have been pondering this one for years. My
      > grandmother used to pick a wild plant which she used in cooking ... it
      > was very similar to spinach. She called it "natena", and she often
      > cooked it with cornmeal and fried onions. This was long ago, and I
      > never learned what this plant's english name is. Do you have any idea?
      > I would be so grateful if you have any suggestions. "

      Hi Jadwiga! I don't know Ukrainian, but could the plant possibly by orache?
      It is very similar to spinach, and is probably available in Ukraine (I
      believe it does show up in neighboring Moldavia).

      Petru
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