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?
Yes you can harvest your spruce's needles! Gather the tender young tips in the spring and enjoy a delightful lemony tea. Medicinally valuable and darn tasty too!
Stop stressing this holiday season! Let holy basil tea come to the rescue! Perfectly balanced sweetness and spiciness.
Recipe and full water-bath canning instructions for the easiest jelly on Earth. Plus, use this jelly in an elegant dessert that takes minutes to assemble!
Two batches of plum jam made with different flavours: one with cinnamon (tastes like pie!) and one with Earl Grey (my personal favourite).
Smooth vanilla-rhubarb butter infused with tea - the first preserve of spring!
Make your own chai tea concentrate: an aromatic blend of herbs, spices, fruit and tea ready to mix with your favorite kind of milk for a hot or iced chai tea latte.
Dandelions are a natural liver cleanse and are full of essential minerals such as iron, potassium and beta-carotene, and vitamins A, C, and D, as well as many micronutrients like copper and zinc. Here is a recipe for Roasted Dandelion Root tea!
Sweet Tea Jelly is great on toast or biscuits, and amazing in the center of a thumbprint sugar cookie. But for a little something different, use it as a glaze for chicken wings or a pork roast.
Use dried herbs/loose black or green tea to hand make an extra-special "Steeped in Love" Valentines Gift.
Become your own master tea blender using tangerine peel, hibiscus, and jasmine. Homemade tea is fresher, more flavorful and healthier than anything you can buy in a store.