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?
You can drink in spring (quite literally) by foraging violets and honeysuckle for fragrant infused flower syrups. They make the most divine cocktails.
Jelly made from foraged wild violets.
Some notes on my first season of violet jelly...
Remember, when you are collecting dandelions, collect then from clean areas. Avoid the edges of roads, areas that may have been sprayed with pesticides, or used by dogs as a loo. Here’s the recipe, I hope you like it
It is early spring! If you want to surprise people with yummy food from your yard (note: I said yummy, NOT healthy), pick your yard clean of dandelion flowers and fry them up!
Unusual, very tasty but simple pickle recipe for early spring.
Dried hibiscus flowers plus brandy equals delicious cocktails!
Make your own rose scented sugar (in German and English)
This jam is made from only a few ingredients and is a huge crowd pleaser. Try it with goat cheese!
A homemade tincture to help fight heartburn.