Jack by the Hedge

Well spring has definately sprung then – in the past fortnight we have gone from no-leaves-on-trees in mid April to glorious-walk-in-bluebell-woods over the  Bank Holiday weekend!

Thanks to all the late April showers all the growth is very verdant and non more so at the moment than Jack by the Hedge or Hedge Garlic or Garlic Mustard.  A few tiny leaves have turned into hedgerows full of bright green luschious-ness in a very short space of time – it will be in flower in no time.

Picking the bright green leaves while they still look uber-fresh (like they grew yesterday- cos they probably did!) is the best wayto sample it.  The taste is very garlic with a little heat after – great for popping into a picnic sandwich, or bring home for addition to a salad.  I also like to wrap / stuff chicken or pork with it for a zing.

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