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Return of the Sorrel | by Melinda * Young
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Return of the Sorrel

Sticking with the sorrel theme for a moment, found this from an earlier spring. For those who may be interested in adding a kitchen-ready sorrel to their garden, I can recommend this wonderful plant. Here's what I wrote earlier when I posted this image on Wunderground.com. (Now relocated here.)

 

This wonderful backyard plant is Richter's Profusion© Sorrel, developed by a Canadian nurseryman some years ago and trademarked. It produces bushels of tender leaves all season, and is one of the first things (seen here in March) in the garden to offer flavorful greens for the table (raw or cooked). Sorrel is a traditional herb.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorrel

This one never goes to seed, unlike most sorrels, but reproduces by division. It adds a delicious lemony flavor to any dish in the kitchen, and a quick snack of it direct from the plant recalls childhood "sourgrass" moments. Search it on the web, if you want to give it a try.

 

One popular use is for making soup.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorrel_soup

 

Aviary's "Dean" effect.

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Taken on March 27, 2009