I've been spending some time investigating perennial vegetables over the winter and definitely want to incorporate some of these into my forest garden plans for the yard as ground cover under and between the trees and bushes. I've bought seeds or bulbs for three species to give them a go over this next year - salsify, quamash and sorrel.
Actually, I got the sorrel going last year, but as yet haven't eaten any of my own stuff! I've tried it previously on camping trips and it's a really great veg - lemon zesty flavour, so good for adding flavour to just about anything (I'm a big lemon fan)! Good with fish, so I'd like to add it to my usual fishcake recipe. Probably great in mashed potato, in salads, with pasta... I shall be trying this out some more and if I find any really good recipes, I'll post them up here.
Quamash (Camassia quamash) is apparantly a Native American delicacy - it grows from an edible bulb with leaves and a blue flowering spike making it look a bit like bluebells (