Staghorn sumac has been consumed by North Americans for centuries, yet it is usually considered an undesirable and noxious weed by today's consumers. It's time to give this beautiful berry its rightful place in our local cuisine.
Birds, especially hummingbirds, bees and butterflies all love this plant, but its roots, flowers and leaves are used as remedies for humans. To introduce you to this plant, here is a simple tisane made from its large, velvety leaves.
Flowers of the common milkweed are not only edible but a delicious addition to any number of recipes. Now that Ontario has removed them from the noxious weed list you can grow them in your garden - the butterflies will thank you for it.