A little departure from the usual leaf of the week today, maybe cheating a little, as the leaf that I am featuring didn’t actually get harvested – if you get our salad bags, you’ll have to watch out for it next week! It’s Aurora Orache and with a name like that I couldn’t resist.
A variation on the red orache which I love so much. It has the same taste but is greener, I think the ‘aurora’ title comes from the lovely hint of purple you can just about see along the veins in this picture. Sadly I couldn’t find out too much more about this little salad green, seems to be rather unknown. Let me know if you have some interesting facts to share!