This time of year, fireweed is everywhere. It's a gorgeous plant, one of my favorites. As it turns out, it's perfectly edible as well. Pretty flowers, edible... I had to get in on this game. I've got a few more things to experiment with, but the first thing I did was a fireweed custard. I adapted the recipe from the fireweed ice cream recipe at livefromalaska.
Somewhere along the way I lost the nice purple color, but I tried to get it back with some judicious food coloring.