Seedless Elderberry Apple Jam

Seedless elderberry apple jam

Great flavor from wild elderberries, and natural pectin from slightly under-ripe apples, blend perfectly in this old fashioned Seedless Elderberry Apple Jam. Delicious on toast, in pbj sandwiches, and mixed with plain yogurt. Try this one. It’s a winner.

Continue reading

Peaches and Cream Pops or Peach Ice Cream

Peaches and Cream Pops

What could be better than easy-to-make and lusciously smooth peaches and cream pops? Fresh peaches and a no-cook base give it a fresh old fashioned flavor. It also works wonderfully well as an ice cream!

Continue reading

Raspberry Ice Cream with Oats and Honey

Raspberry Ice Cream with Oats and Honey

Loaded with healthful ingredients, raspberry ice cream with oats and honey is a delightfully rustic treat. It’s based on a Scottish dessert called cream crowdie, traditionally served at summer weddings.

Continue reading

Chai Spiced Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Chai spiced vanilla bean ice cream

Lusciously smooth and creamy chai spiced vanilla bean ice cream, is a delightful dessert any time of year. Steeping crushed green cardamom pods, a stick of cinnamon, and a split vanilla bean in the cream, lend it exceptional deliciousness!

Continue reading

Garlic Mustard Pesto with Baby Spinach

Garlic mustard pesto with baby spinach

This garlic mustard pesto is mellowed with baby spinach. Who would have thought a common weed could make such a delightful pasta sauce? It does. Put an invasive plant to good use with this tasty version of an Italian classic.

Continue reading

Milkweed Meal: ID it and Make Milkweed Radish Salad

Milkweed Radish Salad, made with shoots of common milkweed

Learn to identify common milkweed and use this recipe to make a milkweed meal. A simple salad of milkweed shoots and radishes is an easy and tasty way to enjoy this plant in spring. Cooking the radishes sweetens them and reduces the sharpness.

Continue reading

Strawberry Fleeceflower Yogurt Pops

Strawberry knotweed yogurt pops

These refreshing, sweet-tart strawberry fleeceflower yogurt pops are made with the juice of wild fleeceflower (Japanese knotweed). The plant is easy to find, and the pops are easy to make. A great foray into cooking with wild edibles, and it turns an invasive plant into a food resource.

Continue reading

Kahlua Mascarpone Fudgsicles

Kahlua mascarpone fudgsicles

For the adults at the barbecue, make these easy, no-cook Kahlua mascarpone fudgsicles. Simple, delicious, and sophisticated. You can buy ready made mascarpone cheese, but it’s super easy to make at home.

Continue reading

Lemon Mint Frozen Yogurt with Chocolate Chips

Lemon mint frozen yogurt with chocolate chips

Lemon zest, fresh mint, tangy yogurt, and a custard base indulge the palate, while chocolate chips punctuate the experience with familiar deliciousness. Lemon mint frozen yogurt with chocolate chips was inspired by the fragrance and appearance of a beautiful orchid native to Mexico and Central America.

Continue reading