Lambs quarters are an indicator of good soil and rich in vitamins and minerals. I add them to salads, pasta salads, soups and braising mixes. It is a mild greens and so versatile.
Nettles are high in protein and vitamins. They are also called stinging nettles because some people get an itchy sensation after handing them. An alternative practitioner once told Ken exposure to nettles would reduce gout and arthritis. Once cooked they lose their itch. I add them to soups and braising mixes. Ken dries them and we add them to tea and soup in winter for some green energy!
Lemon or Melissa balm is a lemony member of the mint family. I add lemon balm where I would like some lemon flavor - salad dressing for example. I dry most of our lemon balm for a relaxing tea blend. Unlike chamomile which produces an allergic reaction in some people, lemon balm seems pretty benign. You can order these spring treats from us at http://kepperspottery.com/?110040#VegetableForm