There was a time when the question, “what’s for dinner,” didn’t involve a trip to the grocery store but a trip to the pantry instead. A time when every homestead grew several different kinds of apples, and enterprising Moms took advantage of the wild bounty growing around them.
I remember my own grandmother digging in her yard for early spring dandelion greens, picking the little wild strawberries to serve with ice cream, and harvesting buckets of chokecherries to make my favorite jelly. I try to keep the foraging approach alive by harvesting and cooking with rose hips. Rose hips are a wonderful source of Vitamin C and have all kinds of uses. One of my favorite is this butter recipe, published on my other blog. Check it out. If you live in a cold area, you may still be able to harvest some rose hips this winter.