Week of Nov. 8, 2016 - Wild Salads, Part 2

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 5:23 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

~ Winter Salads, Part 2 ~ 

Wild Mustard (Brassica)
The Brassicas love the cool weather and their seeds are primed to sprout in cold soils. Look for weedy mustards popping up everywhere and enjoy their sharp flavors in your cold weather salads. These are some of the most important winter greens in desert areas.

Sheep Sorrel/Whalewort (Rumex acetosella)
Tangy, sour sorrel is a nice contrast to the milder greens and takes the edge off the bitterer greens. We use as much as we are willing to pick, so often, just a little.

Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis)

Lemon Balm (Melissa off.)

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
We still enjoy bits of aromatic mint-family plants in our salads. They, too, are happy with cool weather, but will drop their leaves once hard frosts hit, so we savor them while we may.

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