Monday, May 17, 2010

So I was reading the She Simmers blog, which I love, and all of a sudden she's talking about how to make spruce-tip infused olive oil. And I was like...woah. TREES! I tend to look down a the ground, when thinking about wildcrafting...looking at leaves, maybe mushrooms. BUT TREES! Yeah. Eat the trees.

Which led to this great blog about wildcrafting spruce (or fir or pine) tips and the million bajillion ways you can use them.

How about a spruce rhubarb cooler?

An Evergreen Martini, or an Alpine Martini? (before you laugh..remember that gin is flavored with juniper berries! same taste family)

And there's loads of recipes for Spruce Beer.

I have alot to learn about wildcrafting from trees....


Susan said...

Ummm. . . I don't want to sound dumb but is that a recent picture with this post?? Because today it was so hot and humid here you could practically drink the air - if you like hot beverages on a hot hot hot day. Which I don't. Can I move up there with you guys?? Will work for snow!!!!!!!!!!!

girlwithasword said...

ha. :) No, that wasn't a recent picture, just the only evergreen pic I could come up with on short notice. It's 73 degrees and sunny here ;) If you will work for snow....come talk to us in February, 'k? :)