Tea: We have a lot of hibiscus and jasmine growing in New Orleans right now and I wanted to know: If I pick the flowers and dry them (any suggestions on method?) would I be able to drink a tea made out of these flowers? Is there something I should watch out for, such as types of flowers, etc.?
Jam: Anyone have a good idiot's-guide-to-canning for making jam and preserving it? It is Louisiana strawberry season and strawberries are 10 dollars to the flat right now and oranges/grapefruits are desperately cheap right now, too. Any websites that will teach me how to make some good, no-mess-up jam?