DAY 10 - Spruce Tips

neil bougourd | 10 December, 2021

            DAY 10 - Spruce Tips

The emerging tips of the white spruce are harvested in the spring. This springtime evergreen has a lovely fragrance similar to lemon & rosemary and has a rich lovely flavour perfect for teas, baking or infusing.

The dried ones need to be ground and/or steeped.

Garlic & Spruce Tip Roasted Potatoes


1/2 lb new potatoes

4 cloves of peeled garlic 

1/4 cup olive oil

2 Tbsp spruce tips needles

Maldon Salt


Preheat the oven to 375º

Cut the potatoes in half and put them in a roasting pan.

Grind the spruce tips in a mortar and pestle and then add the fresh garlic cloves. Crush into a paste and add the salt. Keep grinding and then add the olive oil.

Pour the mixture over the potatoes and mix thoroughly. ( Use your clean hands ).

Sprinkle with Maldon Salt and put in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until done.