Still Have Your Christmas Tree? Add it to Your Diet!

A few years back, an artisan baker and cook in the U.K. wrote a book called "How to Eat Your Christmas Tree".

If you had a real Christmas tree this year and you haven’t disposed of it yet…try adding it to your diet! A few years back, an artisan baker and cook in the U.K. wrote a book called “How to Eat Your Christmas Tree” and it features dozens of recipes you can make using it. The author says, “you can pretty much eat the whole thing.” The trend may be picking up steam as reports this week say that growing numbers of eco-conscious households are eating various parts before throwing them out. The needles can be used like rosemary or bay leaves, and are a good source of vitamin C. They can also be crushed to flavor gin or vinegar and the wood can be burned to make pine ash, which can be used as flavoring, as fertilizer in gardens, and for cleaning the kitchen.