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Every part of the linden tree is edible, and in the early spring, the leaves are especially delicious salad greens.
Mint is so easy to grow! If you start a patch, it’ll take over your yard bit by bit, unless you use it regularly. So, how do you use up mint? What can you make?
It seems rather innocuous, this lovely white flower, but yarrow has earned many expressive titles: staunchwort, wound wort, nosebleed, knight’s milfoil…most of these names are crediting yarrow’s remarkable ability to stop a wound from bleeding while reducing pain and infection.
When strawberries are bursting forth and the lemon balm is bright green in the garden, make some brews! Sunshine and springtime in a bottle – this is a luscious pink mead that soothes the nerves and delights the senses!
Did you know that lovely, aromatic peony flowers are also edible? You can use them in a variety of ways, but infused honey is my favorite. It’s so versatile and delightful!
Garlic Mustard is on the loose! This invasive plant spreads like wildfire and can suppress native plant growth. Luckily, it is also delicious and makes a great pesto!
Vanilla bean blends with chamomile beautifully – the bitter apple tones of chamomile flowers make magic with the rich, luscious aromatics of real vanilla.
Honeysuckle is an invasive plant with some of the most lovely, ephemeral flowers – their heavenly aroma lends itself nicely to this wine.
It is a beautiful spring, but I’m singing the blues. I’m down to my last bottle of dandelion wine from last year, and now I have to make more! It will be months before I can drink more of this delicious nectar.
I looked around my yard yesterday, and realized with a gasp that all of the dandelions that were proliferating on my path had gone, poof! But but but but…I didn’t even get a chance to make Dandelion Mead this year! I hope they will come back, I expect dandelions to hang around longer than one…