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.
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.