Cooking with needles
Pine or spruce needles have a wonderful distinctive smell. The fresh forest scent makes the needles great for making fresh tea. However, always check in advance what kind of tree you have and whether it is suitable for consumption
- some conifers can be poisonous. You can check this through PlantNet or through the seller of your tree. Besides tea, you can also use the needles in sauces, marinades, breads and broths.
Get creative in the new year
With a Christmas tree in the house, you can't escape falling needles. If you like the smell of needles, it is fun to collect the needles. With the needles you can make a scented bag or potpourri. That way you can keep the fresh needle scent in your home longer. Filling a vase with needles, stones and pine cones is also easily done. This way you create simple winter decoration for the windowsill.