My parents grew cresses at the end of the garden season in the fall. I can still hear my Mom asking people if they would like a mess of cresses. This year I got a mess of them. It takes some time to clean these babies but so worth it. I can't get or may need to ask but my little organic place doesn't have ham hocks. I got a pack of bacon pieces and browned that then cooked the cresses. I also cut up a ham steak and added to make it a complete meal. Field cresses (different from water cress) are so good.