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Orach Salad

A delicious twist to a winter favorite.

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OrachIt has been so wet and cold here in Colorado this last month! It makes for good growing of Orach (or Mountain Spinach). It is a super green that reseeds itself in the garden every year and will be your first greens up. It is frost-tolerant and has a wonderful taste. I like to slice it and let it sit with salt, olive oil, and vinegar. Some friends of mine prefer to blanch it before putting into recipes.

Orach comes in varieties from green to purple. Like all lettuces, as it it gets hotter it will bolt (or go to seed) and the leaves will get bitter. I save the seeds or use the pretty seed stalks in late supper flower arrangements. It is beautiful dried as well - I dry the entire stalk so I can display it and then harvest the dry seeds for the next season.

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