Claytonia perfoliata

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Claytonia perfoliata

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Of all Rabins' endeavors, the one that has really struck a chord is the Underground Farmer's Market, which goes beyond miner's lettuce and sea asparagus to homemade local foods, including such quirky but relatively mainstream fare as cucumber marmalade, raw chocolate mousse, pickled vegetables, and quince butter.
Top with miner's lettuce (or another mild, tender green such as mache), shaved parmesan, and toasted chopped macadamia nuts.
Miner's lettuce is another hardy green that thrives under cold frames or other protected spots for a succulent early spring salad.
Winter purslane, which is also known as miner's lettuce or claytonia is, by contrast, slightly succulent, cool and a little bland but mixes well with the spicy vegetables.
Los Robles Open Space Trail, at the south end of Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks: Gooseberry, prickly phlox, miner's lettuce, Indian warrior, wild peony.