A tincture will extract the medicinal qualities of elderberry, long known for it's ability to support the immune system. Or take that tincture, and turn it into an amazing liqueur worthy of your most discerning guests. It's all easy!
Forget any misconceptions you have about this wild flower. It is not likely responsible for anyone's hay fever. It is just a beautiful perennial which is also edible. This is the first of a series of recipes using this much misunderstood plant.
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.