Food & Drink

Edible Spring Flowers: Dandelions, Tulips and Violets

After a long winter is finally over and flowers are bursting forth everywhere, it’s time to start thinking about edible spring flowers. Edible spring flowers (and some edible summer flowers) grow throughout the garden—and even in the lawn. These flowers do double duty, because they are as attractive outdoors in the yard and the meadow as they are on the plate. And they taste really good. Let’s look at…

How to Make Lavender Lemonade

A simple way to use lavender is to make lavender lemonade. Making lavender lemonade is a wonderful way to introduce new tastes and colors to kids (who might be finicky when it comes to trying new things). Here’s my recipe for homemade lavender lemonade.

Eat Your Weeds

You might be surprised at how many of those weeds infiltrating your garden beds are edible. These common weeds that are good to eat put spinach to shame.

Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Delicious recipes don’t have to be difficult to prepare. In fact, great chefs will tell you some of their best dishes are the easiest ones to make. That’s certainly the case with Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes. This is a great side dish to complement virtually any meal, and it’s quite simple to make. Too often (especially in restaurants), potatoes are fried. The result is a greasy mess that doesn’t taste…

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Randy Schultz

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Randy Schultz is the Content Editor of He is a Master Gardener and a long-time member of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators. Write to him at


Jessica Ford


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Ellen Zachos is the author of seven books including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging, and she co-hosts the Plantrama podcast ( Ellen writes about wild foods at and has created an online course for beginning foragers.

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