French sorrel is always ready to harvest in my garden. When there’s no lettuce to be had in the garden or fridge, the sorrel awaits. I used it over the weekend in a black bean taco salad. Nice citrus tang. I intended to make a sorrel salad with a creamy herb dressing. Maybe this week.
I learned to contain the sorrel to a pot. If you have room it does spread. A traveling friend reports the French use it to edge walkways. How attractive and useful.
French sorrel is quite forgiving of my garden negligence. When I forget to water, it wilts somewhat but pops back quickly. A random snail lodged inside the pot will do some damage but I’m alerted and remove snail and damaged leaves. Simple. Not much else seems to bother it.
For heaven’s sakes, my sorrel clump lived in this trash can lid for over a year.
Read a post I did last year on On Growing Sorrel which includes links to recipes and some other ways I use it.
Rosemary may be tied with thyme as my favorite herb. It’s a fragrant spreading shrub in our entry garden. I’m frequently out there with my headlamp and kitchen shears snipping some for dinner. Last night I broiled salmon and after a generous squeeze of lime, sprinkled minced rosemary leaves over all.
And a seasonal bouquet to close.
Head over to Our Happy Acres to see what other gardeners are harvesting this fall.