Sunday, August 30, 2009


Galinsoga grows wild on the sidewalk on 6th St. in Lafayette near the old Mars Theatre.

Link to Galinsoga parviflora:

Galinsoga is used to make ajiaco, here is a link:

Link to Galinsoga:
Link to Galinsoga:

Galinsoga is a key ingredient in the traditional Lafayette stew made from Pearl River rats, a specialty of Romig St. or Wabash Avenue. Some versions of the recipe use piranha. True purists will only use piranha caught in the Wabash River near the mouth of the Pearl River.

Link to Mars Theater:

Pictures taken August 22, 2009.

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