What to do with a Christmas tree? You can eat, and not only
The holidays are coming to an end, and nearing the time when your decorated Christmas tree will have to be disassembled and disposed of. But there are other options for secondary use Christmas trees. Here are six ways to benefit from it.
The holidays are coming to an end and nearing the point when decorated with a Christmas tree or pine will have to be disassembled and thrown in the trash.
Although not necessarily to throw it away.
Here are six ways to benefit from your Christmas tree.
1. Eat it
In the literal sense. For example, smoked in pine needles of salmon. Or pine tea. Or homemade ice cream with spruce flavor.
The chef of the restaurant of the famous hotel Ritz in London to John Williams in his cookbook Rits London: The Cookbook advises to chop the tree as semi-finished product, in order to subsequently use it in cooking fragrant and spicy needles, and offers a recipe for cream of lemon verbena and Douglas fir.
Another famous chef Rene Redzepi, whose restaurant Noma in Copenhagen a few years in a row was named the best in the world but nobody uses in their dishes spruce needles as a special seasoning.
American Indians traditionally use rich in vitamin C, the young shoots of the coniferous tree in their preparations and teas.
Chef-owner Julie Georgalis having in London mini bakery Bread Companion, said that Christmas tree pine needles can be used in food in different ways.
“Tree tastes a little like vanilla, so it makes delicious ice cream. You just have to prepare the custard, add a little spruce liqueur, berries — in the freezer. It is quite simple to do at home,” explains Julia.
Also the needles can be used for Smoking vegetables, or for canning, add it to jams or liqueur.