Now I have heard it ALL! There is a new book going viral called How to Eat Your Christmas Tree and it has everyone talking. The author, Julia Georgallis, says, "you can use the needles as you would use rosemary or bay leaves, for flavor." The needles can be blended into vinegar or crushed into gin. She also recommends putting tree pieces into the oven until charred, then blending them into pine ash for seasoning. There are a lot of people on TikTok in videos boiling needles and making Pine Tea. Eeeeek! I'm not sure about this. YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE INGESTING ANYTHING like this (especially if the tree has been in your house for weeks). But do let me know if your doctor said "yes".