I bought a book today (Grown in Britain Cookbook) published by Dorling Kindersley about British grown/reared foods and in it found the fact that one can eat dandelion leaves as part of a salad. I have plenty of these in my back yard so I thought I would give them a try. It also made me investigate what other herbs (herbes for you France based folk) I have in the small garden space in my rented house and garden. On recommendation I let the leaves soak in some warm water for 15 minutes and they tasted bitter but interesting and they were totally free. They had been in my back yard for years and I had no idea I could eat them.
I also have some rosemary, oregano and thyme as well as two varieties of mint to choose from.
Sometimes it is just great to sniff them in the early evening when their scent seems the most aromatic.
sniff the oregano