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Penne with Sorrel Hazelnut Pesto Cream Sauce

IMAG0141_1I love sorrel, and so few people seem to have any idea what it is, which is tragic, so I’m posting another recipe using it. The first thing to make is the pesto.

Pesto is a basic combination of a leafy green, an oil-rich nut, garlic, and oil. Traditionally this has most often been seen as basil/pine nuts/garlic/olive oil/parmesan, but you can use nearly any green from arugula to celery leaves to garlic scapes, and nearly any nut.  Continue reading Penne with Sorrel Hazelnut Pesto Cream Sauce

Sorrel Pineapple Smoothie

I love sorrel in smoothies. If you’re not familiar with sorrel, it’s a leafy green with a distinctly tart lemony flavor. Unlike many greens (ahem… kale…) that have flavors and textures that require many additional ingredients to make a tasty drink, sorrel shines with little encouragement and is wonderfully refreshing on a hot afternoon. (I may be sipping at one as I type.) You’ll also find that sorrel is very high in vitamins A and C, and is a good source of many B vitamins, potassium, and manganese. Please note that people who are prone to kidney stones need to be careful with sorrel as it does contain oxalic acid.

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