Tuesday, May 13, 2008

~ Harvest Time ~

Today I harvested some Red Clover ( Trifolium Pratense) blossoms. I plan to make a red clover infusion. Since these blossoms are fresh I will add a cup of the blossoms to a quart of water and let it come to a boil , turn off the heat and let them soak overnight. In the morning I will strain and refrigerate. Red Clover helps build strong bones and may prevent cancer. It reduces serum cholesterol , so its good for the heart. My family has a history of heart disease , so this is a herb I need to study and make use of everyday.

I also gathered some wild greens for a salad tonight , a few dandelion leaves , violet leaves and some chickweed. I will toss these with some leaf lettuce ( pictured below ) , harvested from my lettuce bed near the compost bin. I'll add some carrot , red onion, bell peppers and some of those red clover blossoms.

I plan to make the salad dressing from garlic , lemon juice and olive oil.

Yum ~ Yum , I'm getting hungry ~ time to head for the kitchen.

~ Green Blessings ~ JoyceAnn

1 comment:

Peggy said...

I miss red clover! Love seeing what new things you are doing each day.