All posts tagged: Sorrel

Tasty Little Tarts with Colston Bassett Stilton, Smoked Bacon and a smidgen of Sorrel

Sorrel is in abundance in my garden, in fact, all the herbs are so lush this year, the combination of rain, sun and warmth has worked its magic and the pots are overflowing. Sometimes known as “Spinach Dock”, Sorrel is an ancient herb native to this country, with a range of historic medicinal uses, but it is hard to find many recipes that embrace it. It is a sour herb, it is true, and probably a bit of an acquired taste, it should not be eaten to excess, and it is really only the small and tender green leaves that are digestable, once the red tinges appear on the leaves and stalks, it is time to admire if from afar. Sorrel is used in Eastern European and Russian kitchens much more frequently, here it seems a little neglected. With so much flourishing in my garden, I set about combining it with some smoked streaky bacon, and wonderful sharp and creamy Colston Bassett Stilton to create these tasty little tarts. The local fox has recently dispatched …