As spring unfolds, there are more and more greens and fresh food to harvest. This week we add lambs quarters, a European import that grows in rich soil and is a nutritional power house. It is a mild green and I usually pull the leaves and add to salad or chop the whole plant and braise - lightly cook.
The sorrel we harvest is a semi - perennial from France. It is a lemony flavored green high in vitamin C. I like it in salad, added to braising mixes, and warmed in butter in place of any recipe that calls for lemon butter - like fish.
Claytonia or miners lettuce likes cool spring weather. That is its season. It is a mild flavored succulent that delights many people for its juicy texture. Some families call it "that water lily green."
It is a great addition to any green combination - raw or braised