Sunday, March 14, 2010


I just picked a few baby sorrel leaves from the garden, which I will add to our store-bought local salad mix. Sorrel is a perennial, which means that once it's in your garden, it will come up year after year by itself, like chives. Also like chives, it will be one of the very earliest edible things out there. As the season gets along a little further, you can use sorrel in soup and so forth, but for my money it can't be beat as a salad addition. I love the tangy, slightly sour flavor. It's easy to grow and you can just harvest leaves off it all summer long and into the fall until a hard freeze.

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