Star Tribune | Pickles and jams: Nordic approach offers easy, modern recipes for busy cooks

By Lee Svitak Dean
Star Tribune

Dooley_Savory coverThere isn’t a blade of grass on Mette Nielsen’s south Minneapolis lot. Not one.

Instead, edible plants fill every nook and cranny on her own 40-foot-wide Garden of Eden, in the form of berries and fruit trees that speak to Nielsen, a master gardener who loves to cook.

That includes — but who’s counting? — 30 fruit bushes (red, white and black currants, blueberries and raspberries, aronia berries, serviceberries, gooseberries, rosehips, creeping cranberries and more) and 16 rhubarb plants. Then there are the fruit trees — crabapple, quince, plum, cherry. And the garlic, asparagus and herbs, some starting to peek up from the soil now.

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