Archive for April, 2012
Creativity in the kitchen can result in some funky meals. I had some leeks in my fridge the other day (sadly they were store-bought, not foraged) and I wanted soup. In my recipe collection, I have a killer leek soup recipe but it requires milk in order to make it creamy and I decided against [...]
Dandelion flowers are open once again and although these are viewed as a nuisance to some people – they add a cheerful colour to the landscape and are amazingly good for our health. In fact, dandelion greens are sold in most grocery stores nowadays! Some people consider dandelions a weed, yet categorically dandelions are no [...]
Forsythia bushes are not just for ornamental purposes. These springtime beauties have been an integral part of Chinese medicine for centuries and to this day, are used for many health ailments. As medicine, a cup of springtime tea or on a salad, forsythia flowers have many useful purposes. When pruning your forsythia this spring, be sure to save the flowers – you’ll be glad you did!
Garlic mustard is a wild edible that has earned the title of being invasive in many geographical areas. This nutritious weed even made headline news in the Green Bay Press Gazette: “Invasive species get jumpstart from warm weather, DNR warns.” Hmmm… The March 31, 2012 story makes this edible plant sound like a wanted suspect. [...]