A chilled glass of minty raspberry lemonade with a splash of gin. This has been my drink of choice these days… with or without the gin, it’s up to you and equally as delicious. Sweetened with a small amount of honey, this drink is almost unnaturally pink and deliciously tart.
You definitely know it’s spring when rhubarb makes its first appearance at the farmers market. Well… last week it happened… the ruby red stalks were bundled with twine, nestled into a basket on a farmers market stand just waiting to be taken home by the armful. Needless to say I was very excited, as rhubarb is not only delicious but is a welcome sign that more spring and summer produce is on its way!
After many years of hiking with my trusty field guide on hand I have come to know my surrounding forests rather intimately. I have been known to stop in the middle of a path to (geek out and) identify plants, always remembering the edible ones. There is something comforting in knowing how to identify the bounty that mother nature can provide. When summer comes around I am sure to keep my eyes peeled for any edibles, especially berries, because in all honesty wild berries are always better than cultivated berries.