The very best sorrel soup is made with wild sorrel, which is smaller, tarter, and a lighter green than French sorrel but has the same shield-shaped leaves.
Sorrel is a pest in the flower garden, particularly in the cultivated soil around roses. When they were little, my children loved this soup so much that a promise to make it was bribe enough to get spring weeding done. Today, I plant French sorrel, which is a perennial. Every few weeks, I shake a little more seed onto the same pl