Saturday, July 11, 2009

when life hands you sumac, make pink lemonade

I went walking on a newly established set of trails in Marstons Mills last weekend. The Danforth Trails start on Race Lane, wind under the road, behind the airfield, and then head west through an amazing sumac grove and fields before meeting up with trails in Otis Atwood and West Barnstable Conservation areas.

The Sumac grove is magical because you're able to walk under the canopy and feel like your'e a kid all over again. The young plants come up with pink fuzzy stems which I found really charming, and later in the season you can use the flower heads to make a sort of pink lemonade. Find the recipe here.

You can see photos of the walk on my flickr photo page.

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