A Family of Bitter Herbs Makes for Good Food, and Medicine

Most of us like sweet. But what about bitter? This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with herb farmer Donna Eaton from Dennis about a bitter family of herbs that have a long history of use as both food and medicine. The genus Artemisia includes tarragon, mugwort, southernwood, and over 180 other herbs known for their bitter flavor and the silvery green color of their leaves, and many grow wild on the Cape.

You can find a recipe for tarragon vinaigrette and learn more about planting Artemisias on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.

Donna Eaton will be hosting an all day workshop on Artemisia Saturday, May 3rd from 9am to 4pm. You can learn more on her website.