I usually sneeze with abandon this time of year but fortunately, goldenrod can help me overcome an allergic response to the molds and mildews that thrive in this damp autumn weather. Often scapegoated for the very reaction it remedies, a tea of goldenrod flowers will help dry up a runny nose or weepy face and bust through congestion. The purposeful, tall flowers decorate fields as flaming staffs---late summer fire warriors blessing human friends with relief, readying us for the path of autumn, lightning our hearts with seas of gold. I remember a snippet of my dream last night where I was thinking about recipes for goldenrod. This prompted some internet surfing today.
I came across this great goldenrod recipe roundup from Chestnut School of Herbs, listened to this Solidago song prayer, and checked out some of the recipes, including Fannie Merrit Farmer’s Eggs Goldenrod recipe originally published in 1896 (no goldenrod, just inspired by, in case you’re wondering). I decided to make Ms. Wordsmith’s cake, with my own twists of course. Check it out on the menu this week. There are also some magnesium rich goods including sunflower seed cakes, power crackers, and soup custard cups.
Carly lives and eats from a hilltop in Cummington, Massachsuetts and part time in Schenectady, NY.