One place that I look to see if spring is on it's way is in my garden. Meandering through and over paths, the lovely, chipper chickweed is here! Yes, some may regard it as a weed and dutifully yank it out of the beds, but this is one beneficial weed. It is one of the early spring healthful, wild greens. Delicious in salad mixes, made into pesto and spread on toast, and also a nice addition to smoothies. Today, my recipe was one banana, 1.5 cups frozen raspberries, 1 cup frozen blueberries, a dollop of frozen lemonade concentrate, a cup or so of water, one ripe banana and a heaping handful of chickweed. Here is a useful website that describes it's uses and qualities.* I would recommend asking an herbalist or other trusted expert to confirm the identification before eating any wild edible.* Susun Weed also has a wonderful article on chickweed, as well as a longer essay in her book, Healing Wise. Another interesting video shows the flowering chickweed.