We bet you didn’t know that the other way you can recycle your old Christmas – you read that correctly, by eating it. This new trend was started by Julia Georgallis, the founder of nomadic bakery The Bread Companion and she wrote about it in her blog.
For those who are curious, apparently, the flavours that you can expect from your old Christmas tree are distinct citrus flavours that can be used in homemade ice cream to compliment the vanilla custard base. An easy way to incorporate your old tree is to add some clean and preferable tinsel-free pine needles to the custard during the cooking process.
It doesn’t stop there; you can also push the boat out and create a Christmas tree feast by incorporating some pine needles to savoury dishes too! If you’re keen on making homemade pickles, preserves or smoked vegetables, then you’ve been missing out on this crucial and seasonal ingredient!
However, safety and taste buds first, Julia Georgallis recommends that you only try cooking with fir and spruce trees as these varieties are edible. Be very careful to avoid eating yew trees at all costs because they are highly poisonous and are not to be eaten. Organic trees are also preferable because they won’t have been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals to prevent them from catching a disease.
So, we hope you’ve got some ideas for next year’s Christmas tree and about how you can do your bit to help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint during the festive season. Remember you can recycle your old Christmas tree with any of Skip It’s residential waste management services.
You can also discover how to recycle other old household items in our helpful blog posts below: