Pine Needle Vinegar. This recipe makes a wonderful alternative to Balsamic Vinegar. Deeply scented, Pine vinegar can be used in salad dressings, as a hot drink to help ward off seasonal colds. It goes well with fish when added to sauces etc.
Chive blossoms are fabulous in omelets or potato salad! I make chive blossom vinegar! Just place the clean blossoms in a jar and fill with Champagne vinegar...leave sit a few weeks before straining and putting in bottles! Amazing color and flavor for any salad dressings!
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea - 1 cup Water, 1-inch piece Ginger Root (peeled and chopped), Lemon Juice of 1/2 a Lemon, 1 tsp. Honey (or more to taste). Make a bigger batch (2L) and put it in the fridge for a Healthy Iced Tea.
"Dandelion roots are best harvested from late fall through early spring, when the plant is dormant and has stored up energy in the root. For medicinal use, most sources say fall harvest is best... Spring roots will be less bitter and chewy – just make sure you dig them before the plants start to blossom. Spring roots are also higher in taraxacin, which stimulates bile production."
How to make new rose, lavender, and rosemary plants from cuttings & mini-greenhouses. Some plants, like willow, make their own rooting hormones. If you soak willow branch cuttings in water, that infusion encourages rooting as much as expensive root hormone powder does.