I have a bumper crop of chard this year, lucky me! instead of spinach, you can use it in Spanakopita - here is the recipe I used: http://goop.com/recipes/swiss-chard-spanakopita-pie/
I will be cooking and freezing big bags of chard to use during the Winter months and plan to make many pies when it's frosty outside!
filling made with chard, eggs, feta, crumbs, nutmeg
Purslane is somewhat crunchy and has a slight lemony taste. Some people
liken it to watercress or spinach, and it can substitute for spinach in
many recipes. Young, raw leaves and stems are tender and are good in
salads and sandwiches. They can also be lightly steamed or stir-fried.
Purslane’s high level of pectin (known to lower cholesterol) thickens
soups and stews.
Richter's Herb Catologue List 2017
Red Genovese Basil
with plans to make herbs de Province, arnica salve, echineacea tincture, Moroccan mint tea, vitex tincture, red basil pesto, fresh hopped herbal beer, ashwaganda powder, & andrographis tincture.
New to me is Andrographis ~ Andrographis paniculata is an erect annual herb extremely bitter in taste in all parts of the plant body. The plant is known in north-eastern India as Maha-tikta, literally "king of bitters", and known by various vernacular names (see the table below). As an Ayurveda herb it is known as Kalmegh or Kalamegha, meaning "dark cloud". It is also known as Nila-Vembu,
meaning "neem of the ground", since the plant, though being a small
annual herb, has a similar strong bitter taste as that of the large Neem
tree (Azadirachta indica). In Malaysia, it is known as Hempedu Bumi, which literally means 'bile of earth' since it is one of the most bitter plants that are used in traditional medicine.
Historically, the herb has been widely used as a treatment for colds and flu, upper respiratory infections, and a variety of infectious diseases.
It’s a traditional herbal treatment for diseases and ailments such as diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, pneumonia, swollen lymph nodes, bronchitis, sore throats, coughs, headaches, ear infections, inflammation, burns and mumps.