Autumn brings with it is change is weather, day length and temperature, and a shift in our salad leaf mix to a range of winter tolerant varieties. In the main this is our friends the oriental brassicas. Related to the humble cabbage, these leaves are spicy and mustardy, and make a wonderful addition to the more robust flavours around at this time of year such as game.
A new leaf for us this year is wasabi rocket. It has all the usual peppery intensity of regular rocket, but with a nose tingling sweetness of wasabi. It really packs a punch!
Along with our oriental leaves, we also have lots of lovely bittersweet endive, with the most wonderful vivid colours.