Yard Larder: Chamomile


Chamomile is a lovely smelling and looking flower whose primary use is for a nice, calming herbal tea.  I was given the gift of chamomile jelly once.  I was a tad skeptical, but the first taste made me a convert.  This light aromatic substance is a small piece of heaven. It is delicious.  I can… [Continue Reading]

Yard Larder: Rose Hips


As often happens with me, I stumbled onto rose hips as food quite by accident.  While walking on a beach in Maine, I found a remarkable patch of Sea Spray roses that had progressed to the rose hip stage. The hips were huge and looked like crabapples.