Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Using a basic dehydrator or just air drying are two more methods of preserving our foraged bounty to use all year long.
Use dried herbs/loose black or green tea to hand make an extra-special "Steeped in Love" Valentines Gift.
This spring I picked wild rose petals & leaves to dry for tea & wanted to wait until later in the year to finish the tea with some of the rose hips. So this fall I gathered up a few colanders of rose hips & put them to use in a few different ways.