I’ve been seeing so many pictures of people on Instagram harvesting the bright green tips of conifer trees. I was beginning to think my spruce tree was defective because I still hadn’t see an…
It is May and I am bedazzled by the lime-green tips emerging from evergreen trees. I have been waiting patiently. First the tiny brown buds, tight fists at the tips of branches. Slowly they swell,
Spruce tips are one of the more unusual, least used, and tastiest wild edibles in Alaska. Over the last few weeks, I picked a bucketful and had a great time playing and experimenting with them.(I used
A few years ago, an Austrian friend gave me a jar of spruce tip honey he had made in a big pot in his yard, over a fire, upstate. I was fascinated by the idea. He told me that it is easy to make a s
Learn how to make spruce tip jelly from Kitchen Vignettes on PBS Food. The Christmas flavor has a springtime citrus element.
In this video, I cover how to identify spruce trees, give some tips on picking spruce tips -- the new spring growth -- and then show a few ways that I have b...
The trick to making shortbread is processing the dough just long enough so that it can be rolled out but still appears a little crumbly in the bowl. If you process the dough until it forms a ball or s
As my final step in making Spruce Syrup, I use it to candy some spruce tips. This enhances the syrup’s flavor while making a tasty garnish.
You omitted something..."When it's too windy to get any outdoor work done, there's not much left to do but make and EAT cupcakes." ;) As Tasmania thinks that it is part of the Arctic circle at the mom
The tips of spruce tree branches are wonderful edibles that, for many of us, are literally at our doorsteps, yet we pass them right by!