Hope a few people enjoyed a hawthorn leaf salad during the week. Another very common leaf to be found that is very enjoyable to eat is Ground Elder (other names Bishop's Weed, Goutweed, Herb Gerard)
It is a herb that apparently was brought over by the Romans. Previously I would have cursed the Romans for this as it is really difficult to get rid of it when it gets into the garden. However as it can be used like spinach or spring greens I am quite happy with it in my garden. I think most gardens that have weeds have it. Put some in a curry the other night with mushrooms and it was lovely. Also had some leaves in a salad. Best used in Spring when the leaves are nice and tender.(Apparently it is used extensively as a pot herb in scandanavia, and in Russia and Lithuania in salads and as veg.(Information gleaned from my books - Roger Philips - Wild Food and Seeweed and eat it - Fiona Houston and Xa Milne)
Can I ask someone if this could be posted in freebies??