Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Wild Food: Foraging for Salad Leaves in my Garden
My local shops have been pretty much out of stock of fresh vegetables for the past week or so, and I was desperate for some salad yesterday. So, I went into my garden and picked dandelion leaves, then mixed them with fresh herbs from the pots I grow on my kitchen windowsill.
Dandelion leaves are edible and full of vitamins. They do taste a little bit bitter, and I must admit I'd prefer rocket or baby spinach. However, for my lunch it did the trick with a bit of dressing on.
I had managed to buy a pack of frozen vegan sausage rolls at Aldi the other day, and the slightly bitter salad was actually a good contrast to the greasy sausage roll I cooked for myself. Probably good, as there's a few more sausage rolls in the pack!
You can also brew dandelion flowers as a tea.
What are your tips for wild food you can forage from the garden at this time of year?
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