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Apr 14, 2007 07:15 AM

poppy leaves anyone?

I went to the farmers market this morning and found a large bunch of poppy leaves. My friend, who oddly enough is named Poppi, says she uses them in her hortopita (greens pie) then freezes the rest for later use. She also told me not to use too much because they make you sleepy. Does anyone know of any recipes for poppy leaves? I am wondering if I could make a tea as a home remedy for insomnia. Could I use in salads? Have not found anything on the web, hoping someone can help me out.

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  1. Hi there,
    poppy leaeves are best early in spring before the flower comes. we usually chop some onions in a pan, a drizzle of olive oil and chopped (big chunks) poppy leaeves (well washed), some salt and pepper. for about 5 mins. that's all. you can even break an egg on top of the leaves and it becomes a kind of veggy omelette. bon apetit