Joanna Notkin

Day Lily and Cranberry Jam

Day Lily and Cranberry Jam

Not all day lilies are edible!!! If you know what to hunt for, day lilies are quite diverse in the kitchen! Day lily jam is a fun and easy recipe—its sweet yet perfumed flavour is perfect for breakfast and pastries. This recipe requires two steps: One to make the...

Dandelion Pesto

Dandelion Pesto

Contrary to popular belief, the front yard variety of dandelion is completely edible, from the flower down to the root. Before harvesting dandelions, ensure that no chemicals have been sprayed in the area. Known as a bitter green, dandelion leaves happen to be perfect...

Wild Asparagus, Wild Mint and Wild Sumac Salad

Wild Asparagus, Wild Mint and Wild Sumac Salad

Though one might have heard of poison sumac, it would be difficult to confuse it with the edible kind: the poison variety is a vine with white berries; the edible variety is a conical red fruit that grows on trees. Sumac is widely available and underused, making it a...

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