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?
I decided to go for a hike and try my hand at making some white pine needle tea to get me geared up for the spring foraging season.
Foraging can be a great outdoors activity in the winter too. There is no shortage of vitamin rich pine needles, so why not make something tasty with them. Here is how to identify, pick, treat and cook needles to make a delicious seasonal pasta.
"Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible." Fresh pliant white pine candles, the new shoots of needles growing at the ends of the boughs, lend a most excellent flavoring for Sauerbraten.