Thursday morning when we came down to breakfast, the table was set with a different collection of herbs. Today it was blooming rosemary and blooming sage from the flowerbeds outside.
Queen Anne's Lace is a common weed; in fact, there's a 5-acre field of it behind our house. Who knew you could make jelly from the flowers? It's a wild carrot and the leaves and blooms have a distinctly herbaceous carrot top-like scent. I expected the jelly to be grey-green and herbal, yet I was looking at a light peach-colored jelly with a slight quince flavor profile. It was neat to experience this transformation from green and white herb to blushing pink jelly, but I didn't find it sufficiently flavorful for me to want to run out and make a batch. A novelty, yes; a staple, no.
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