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    I sprinkled a 'wild flower mix' at the back of the garden earlier this year and got mostly red poppies as well as some other lovely flowers. I've managed to cut and dry the poppy heads so as to avoid too much natural spread of seeds in the garden and have now got tons of poppy seeds that I do not want.

    Is anyone interested? I'd be happy to post them to anyone who wants them. Just PM me your address and I'll put them in the post.

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    could you use them to put on top of homemade bread?
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    Yes you could Vicki, that would be one way of dealing with them. Just don't eat too many and compete in anything - they will show up as very low level of opiates in urine

    They do seed readily though. I've discovered a few in my garden which seem to have appeared out of nowhere!

    Sorry Eskymo I can't take any off you but I could probably find you some recipes.
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    There's a really nice poppy seed cake in the Cranks cookbook. The poppy seeds really are the main ingredient rather than just a garnish. Will try to remember and look it out tonight and post up

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    OOOhhh - I never thought of using them for cooking! Wow I didn't realise you could. I've just packaged up the seeds to send out to four lucky grapes. So will need to wait until I have another batch before I can can cook with them...cool.

    And it's true about opiates showing up in your blood and urine after eating poppy seeds - I saw something ages ago on the telly where they got people to eat just one poppy seeds bagel and tested them 24 hrs later.

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    Hi Eskymo
    I've found four recipes using poppy seeds for when you have your next batch. I'll scan them into Word and e-mail them to you if that's ok
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    That'd be great.

    I will have more poppy seeds on offer very soon. I've found some very large seed heads in the woods where I walk the dog and as far as I can remember the poppies were a purply colour. They looked lovely so I collected a few seed heads and I'm waiting for them to dry out and release seeds. There will be plenty of seeds and so if anyone wants some fo those I#d be willing to send them out as well.

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    I thoght you could only eat certain poppy seeds and that others were dangerous???????????????????????????? Can anyone tell me if that is true? I have loads of poppy seeds, which i plan to plant out, but i would love that recipie too please.Would also like more poppies.

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