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?
Staghorn sumac has been consumed by North Americans for centuries, yet it is usually considered an undesirable and noxious weed by today's consumers. It's time to give this beautiful berry its rightful place in our local cuisine.
There are so many uses for this exotic-tasting but local fruit. To begin with, here is a recipe where it is combined with rhubarb for a refreshing and flavourful soup or beverage.
Foraging sumac drupes and making delicious iced tea.