The toast ideas below allow you to explore the quite different qualities of wood sorrel...

Wood sorrel is made up of the soft heart shaped leaflets and the match stick like stalks. The former look like green confetti and feel like a kiss on the lips, before slowly yielding a little sourness in the mouth. ‚ÄčThe stalks are a picturesque embellishment to the egg mayonnaise. The delicate crunch contrasts nicely with both the softness of the egg and the silkiness of the mayonnaise and yields an immediate lemony zing. I think it shows that even a very simple thing like a wood sorrel leaf has subtleties to discover by considering its constituent parts.

Peanut butter on toast with wood sorrel

Ingredients:

- Toast

- Butter

- Peanut butter

- Wood sorrel 'hearts', picked from stalks of 5g wood sorrel.

 

Egg mayonnaise on toast with wood sorrel stalks

Ingredients:

- Toast

- Butter

- Egg mayonnaise

- Wood sorrel stalks from 5g wood sorrel.