Farmers friend

Farmers friend AKA Cobblers peg is an outstanding plant, used as food and for home remedies over the millennia by populations as far apart as China and Africa. As food is much loved in salads, soups and pastry.

The flavour is very aromatic, akin to sage or oregano. Young shoots are excellent addition raw as garnish and would give a pleasant aroma to hot dishes as they are served.

Flowers are slightly sweet, while roots are more bitter.

Common ways to use this herb is in green sauces, particularly as accompaniment to meat or roasted root vegetables, but also in soups and broth, giving it a distinctive aromas that would fill your guest expectations. 

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