Understanding the differences between the leaves of California bay (Umbellularia californica) and "true" bay (Laurus nobilus). How to identify their leaves and the chemistry that makes them taste different in cooking.
Black crowberry are commonly described as having an "uninteresting" taste, but don't believe a word of it. A tribute to this misunderstood fruit: black crowberry identification, when to pick it, some tasting notes and a recipe to boot.
If you've got a backyard, a driveway, or a city park near you, then you've got edible and medicinal plantain. No relation to the banana-like plant with the same name, here's how to turn this plantain into tasty chips.
Grapefruit and lemon add a little bit of tart to balance out the could-be-too-flowery flavor of steeped elderflower blossoms, but whether you make infused simple syrup or your own liqueur, the flavor is bright, sweet summer all the way.
These beautiful blossoms offer so many possibilities to the curious cook - drinks, desserts or appetizers. Here is all you need to know about the plant and a couple of ideas on how to use them to get you hooked.
You'll find this interesting edible and medicinal plant growing in the cracks of sidewalks, the edges of roadways, and other disturbed and even compacted soil. Anywhere nothing much else wants to grow. Pineapple weed prefer dry conditions...