Let’s unravel the mystery from my last post! All of you who knew the correct answer will get 100 points 😉! The searched edible plant grows mainly in Italy near the sea, there it’s called BARBA DI FRATE or AGRETTI, in German it’s MÖNCHSBART, in English FRIAR’S BEARD, the botanical name is SALSOLA SODA. The season starts now and is ending in June. It tastes a bit like spinach and you can also taste the sea. Of course it’s very healthy. I prepared it in a very typical Italian way with pasta. The more or less traditional RECIPE: Cook some spaghetti in a pot of salted water. Cut off the roots of a big bunch of Agretti and stew it 3-4 minutes together with 1 fresh chili and 2 squashed garlic cloves in a pan with a generous dash of olive oil. Mix it with the pasta, add some lemon zest and maybe some juice, more salt and pepper if needed and top all with roasted pine nuts. Have a wonderful evening all!