Friday, July 22, 2011

Backyard Edibles 5: Wood Sorrel

 Imagine biting into a crisp clean granny smith apple. You know that taste? What if you could find something growing in your own backyard that was full of vitamin C, was thirst quenching, and tasted like a crisp green apple? Well if you live in the Northeast USA or Europe you have probably mowed down exactly that. This backyard edible is Wood Sorrel, also known as shamrocks or sours. As a child I ate this by the handfuls. My mother taught us a lot about backyard edibles in fact that is where I got most of my herbology and well green knowledge too and that is why most of you know this blog is dedicated to my mother. Wood Sorrel is a small leafy green plant with yellow flowers. It can be used in salads, desserts, or just eaten right out of the ground. Bug and I were working in the garden today and found a whole bunch growing. So I chopped it up and mixed it with some black caps and viola a yummy backyard salad. Bug loved it!!!

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