This month we have one of our more unusual leaves for you...
Salsola. No, not a Samosa. SALSOLA.
Also known as 'land seaweed' Salsola produces tender green shoots that have a beautiful texture with a subtle flavour. Popular in Italy and Japan, they are a great in salads when young but when larger, can be steamed and served with fish or the leaves fried till crisp as a nice warm accompaniment to a cold beer.
You will only see Salsola in our salad mix during early spring as they need a cold snap for the seeds to germinate and even then they tend to perform like a TVR, either brilliantly or not at all.
Maybe we should stick to samosas.