Isn’t the word Juniper melodic in a wonderful way. I’ve always loved the name…almost named one of my daughters that, but she got the name Sage instead, which suits her very well. Anyway, we have tons of these beautiful berries cascading from our trees this year. So many that they look blue from a distance. But what can you use them for?
The Epicentre has some great suggestions for cooking meats and fish with Juniper and also lists the medicinal benefits of this berry. They even have some recipes. I’ll have to get my gourmet cook daughter to try some of these out. And now you know where you can get Juniper berries if you need them. 🙂
Many of you have heard me complain about the cicada and cricket noises in our trees during the hot summer months. If you haven’t ever experienced the loud fast marching cadence of these bugs that drowns out even a loud conversation, than you might be missing something in your life, or maybe you are not missing something… Well, here is a very beautiful and intriguing audio tape of two tracks of crickets chirping in the night. One has been slowed down and you won’t believe the awesomeness of this… Here’s the link…
Please come back and tell me what you think. 🙂