Strawberry Honey Sweetgrass Vinaigrette Salad
Sweetgrass is an aromatic herb and is also a sacred medicine symbolizing healing and peace. It’s a grass with long soft leaves that grows from 1-3 feet tall. The grass is often gathered and dried, then the leaves are braided together for smudging. The 3 sections of the braid represent mind, body and spirit to some Indigenous peoples and in other traditions the 3 sections also symbolize love, kindness and honesty. Smudging invites good spirits and positive energy. Sweetgrass grows across North America and Northern Europe, below the Arctic Circle.
“Sweetgrass is such a powerful medicine. The inspiration for this recipe is to highlight the beauty of the sweet grass. I want to share the positive energy from the sweetgrass through food.”
- Chef Stephanie