The Wild Things Round Up was created as a celebration of the magic and power of wild edibles. As your hosts, Bek of Cauldrons and Crockpots and Butterpoweredbike of Hunger and Thirst, we want to share our own delight at walking on the wild side, in creating inexpensive and effective herbal medicines, and nourishing and tasty meals, all with the wild herbs that we find within striking distance of home - regardless of whether we are country mice or city mice.
So, in February, we sent out the invitation to share ideas for rose hips, which are best after a freeze, and can be harvested from the bush even in the dead of winter. Here is the Wild Things Round Up of everyone's fantastic rose hip recipes.
Alex of A Moderate Life from Long Island, New York harvested plump, juicy rose hips from near the ocean, and created a Rose Hip Syrup to be used as a source of vitamin C and as an herbal remedy.
Penny of the blog Penniless Parenting, who lives outside the US, and is an avid forager got creative and tempered the taste of myrtle berries by adding rose hips in her Myrtle Berry and Rose Hip Candies.
Bek of Cauldrons and Crockpots, who lived in L.A., kicked off the month with Rose Hip Syrup, which can be used as the basis for many recipes.
Bek used her rose hip syrup to make a creamy Rose Hip Pannacotta. Don't tell your guests how easy this recipe was to make.
While traveling in India, Bek was inspired by the frugal nature of the Indian people to create a lovely Rose Hip and Orange Face Scrub.
Butterpoweredbike of Hunger and Thirst, who hails from the Rockies, is known for her love of savory foods and immediately thought to use rose hip syrup to create Pork with Sweet and Sour Rose Hip Sauce.
Butterpoweredbike was inspired by a trip to a specialty cheese shop and a chance viewing of quince paste to create Rose Hip Gelee.
Butterpoweredbike paired mild rose hips with fiery chiles and cashews in her Shrimp with Spicy Rose Hip Cashew Sauce.
Thanks to everyone who was inspired by and participated in the Wild Things Round Up. See you next month.