View Full Version : spring salad/spring foraging
03-25-2009, 05:13 AM
we have sorrel in extreme abundance here now as well as dandelion and chickweed. sorrel and dandelion are both very strongly flavored, but i found that if you mix them with EVOO, strawberry chunks, and a bit of sea salt (the one i have has herbs added to it--basil, mallow, rose petals, sunflower petals), it balances out the flavors very nicely, the sour of the sorrel and the bitter of the dandelion. you can also add whatever baby greens, chervil, or the like that you might have around--i had baby red beet greens, chervil, a few leaves of baby mustard, and some corn salad greens in the greenhouse, so in they went too. its nice to pick the smaller leaves so you can leave it as a whole-leaf salad--looks prettier rather than chopping the greens all up. oh yeah but dont use mint. mint and dandelion together = YUCK! ;p oh, there is also some of the shamrock-shaped sorrel growing wild, thats really nice to throw in as a garnish--so pretty--as well as calendula petals. i think we have loads of wild onions growing too, but didnt want to use those until i confirm the ID with someone :)
03-26-2009, 08:51 AM
I'm Waiting...........I'm Waiting for you to Bring My Salad to My Table......I'll have one, or two. I could see it and taste it. I don't like mint in My Salad either although I grow it. Thanks for such a Beautiful Post, I must try the Roses. I LOVE to Forge. I don't like wild onions, I remember as a child how the milk tasted if the cow ate them and how they smelled on your hands if you pulled. Thanks again for Sharing.
03-26-2009, 09:25 AM
WOW! Sounds nice. I too like to forage! YUM...
and spicyfull? She's bringing the salad to ME first - nanny, nanny boo boo!
::runs out of the room laughing::
03-27-2009, 02:30 AM
You RAN.........I Stayed, got it and ATE it. I didn't know Roses tasted SO Good.
03-27-2009, 05:00 AM
hmmmm. whose closer? probly vegan4life as spicyful is about as far away in america that you can get from where i am ;p
seriously i wish i could find seeds for this wood sorrel. everyone should plant some. its SO pretty, both in the garden and in a salad
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