Common Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Chickweed grows well in the cooler months in Melbourne and can be foraged as an edible weed. Take care where you forage, maybe not directly beside the path due to council herbicicde spraying and dog pee.
Chickweed is great raw, in salad, sandwiches and pesto. It can also be cooked similar to spinach in a pie or with eggs.
Chickweed scrambled egg recipe
Watch Karen’s Edible Weeds Video
Chickweed and beeswax balm – I’ve been looking for uses for my beeswax, a bonus from my bees, and finally got around to making this with olive oil I had infused with Chickweed back in Spring.