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Sorrel

I have some sorrel growing near my dads garlic field and around our property. It’s a wild edible plant my parents grew up with in Ukraine. When I was a kid, we had it growing in our garden wild and now we have it growing here wild. My mom always called it bunny food, because it’s what rabbits like to eat in the wild.

Sorrel is an edible herb. There are many different types of sorrel and many different uses for it. It grows all over the place here in the northeast United States. It can also be a weed, growing around your garden.

We have sheep sorrel and common wood sorrel. Wood sorrel leaves resemble clover leaves and have yellow or white blooms. Sheep sorrel have reddish/yellow blooms and the leaves resemble a sword.  The leaves of both are a wonderful addition to any salad or soup. The leaves have a nice lemony sour flavor without being too harsh like a lemon. You can eat it raw or cook with it. It’s always a nice snack for me when I’m walking around my yard.

Finally…

Sooooo…..I make no excuses for not writing…..because no one wants to hear it anyway. My phone is being horrible and self deleted all my pretty pictures of the places I went where I had some darn good grilled cheese. Oh well…..no pictures. I’m probably going to have to do some serious memory searching in my brain. Pictures always help me and now I don’t have most of them. I finally mastered the art of actually having the cheese melt on my own grilled cheese though, so that’s a plus. It was delicious. I used pepper jack and Gouda chipotle cheese from my local supermarket deli. The bread was all natural and made of flaxseed. As a side dish, I sorta fried some salad mixed greens. Yes, the lettuce stuff. I added salt and fresh lemon juice to it and it tasted supreme.