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?
Make your own distinctive vinegars using fresh edible flowers from the garden. Then use them to create unique salad dressings, or give them as gifts!
DIY Capers! after the flowers have bloomed on the nasturtium plant the seeds (while still green) can be harvested and pickled for a quick and easy caper.
Simple Syrups can be infused with just about anything. Here, Rose and Lavender from the garden make exotic sweeteners for drinks of all kinds.
I always thought roses were just a pretty flower until I met the Rosa rugosa 'Hansa.' Its blooms can be used for many things, including infusing a brandy concoction that mixes beautifully with sparkling wine.
A recipe for dandelion jelly that uses a few simple ingredients and homemade apple pectin stock. A beautiful golden jelly with a unique, complex flavor reminiscent of honey.
A lovely rose scented jelly that I always make in the summer for a lovely pick me up in the middle of winter.
Chamomile with a bit of honey and lemon will turn your vodka into a delicious liqueur. This is a unique treat!
Rose hips make for a unique flavor - apples, almonds and rose petals. Use this light syrup to make a refreshing soda or to mix unforgettable cocktails.
Dandelions are nature’s richest vegetable source of beta-carotene, from which Vitamin A is created and you can make wine out of them.
No need to go buy love potion #9...you can make your own naughty cordial, made with damiana and other aphrodisiac herbs!
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