Yacon Strawberry | Smallanthus sonchifolius

The yacón is traditionally grown in the northern and central Andes from Colombia to northern Argentina for its crisp, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots. It is closely related to the sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke. The root can be eaten raw or cooked. When first harvested, the root can taste somewhat starchy, but it soon becomes sweet, crisp […]

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Abies alba | Silver Fir. An Edible Christmas Tree!

Silver fir has edible, medicinal and many other uses. It is used as a Christmas tree and featured in Hans Christian Anderson’s famous fairy tale, The Little Fir Tree. Silver fir is now less common in our homes, replaced with the more economically cultivated Norway spruce (Picea abies) or Nordmann fir, (A. nordmanniana), with denser, […]

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