Monday, 12 May 2008

come on feel the lemonheads

Sorrel is at its best just now.

Sown in the spring and planted out into the allotment, it grows away quietly until now, when it is at its abundant best. It takes no skill to grow and seems to tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions. Part of the pleasure of growing is the tactile pleasure of picking off the leaves. They snap off the stems very satisfyingly.

The leaves have a tangy, lemony flavour that is quite distinctive. It's great with asparagus in a risotto.

And very few supermarkets sell it.

A further advantage of growing your own vegetables is that you get to eat wonderful things in season that others can't.

Nice one!

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