Strawberry Rose Freezer Jam

Strawberry Rose Freezer Jam

This delicious freezer jam features fresh strawberries and rose petals. It’s quick and easy to make – no canning required! Ingredients: 2 cups chopped strawberries 1 cup fresh rose petals 1 tbsp lemon juice (or balsamic vinegar) 1 tbsp water 1½ cups sugar 3 tbsp low/no sugar fruit pectin 1 cup water Preparing the Roses:…

Redbud Pink Lemonade

Redbud Pink Lemonade

Learn how to make naturally pink lemonade using redbud flowers, lemons, and your sweetener of choice. It’s that time of year around here where the sweet pink mist of redbud flowers is visible around the edge of the woods, and it won’t be too much longer until they’re gone! So while they’re still here, why…

Forsythia Jelly

Forsythia Jelly

When spring has arrived and the forsythia flowers are in full bloom, head outside with a container. It’s time to pick those lovely blooms to make some delicious jelly! Forsythia bushes (Forsythia suspensa, F. spp.) are non-native shrubs that produce bright yellow, edible flowers in early spring. They’re commonly found planted around homes or in…

Spicebush Apples

Spicebush Apples

Sweet buttery brown sugar and fragrant spicebush berries simmered together with slices of apple make for a delicious autumnal dessert (or snack!). (Don’t know what spicebush is? Check out this video at 5:18!) A quick note The spicebush flavor in this recipe is very subtle- it’s more there to add just a hint of depth…

Alpine Strawberry Ice Cream

Alpine Strawberry Ice Cream

It is hot, I am suffering, and I have many alpine strawberries. Clearly the only thing to do here is to make ice cream. This recipe is a custard-style one, which means there will be much stirring of a pot over a stove and a considerable amount of chill-time required. It’s also gluten free, and…