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Field week: picking more herbs

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Foot baths, flower wreaths, syrups, toffee, hard candy ...

So today (as I write this) (yesterday, as you read this), the group picked even more herbs. Basketsful of nettles, horsetail, willowherb and meadowsweet for foot baths, lots and lots of long-stemmed flowers for flowerwreaths, and various aromatic herbs for our syrups, toffee, and hard candy.

And a basketful of raspberry leaf to ferment (overnight) and dry (tomorrow), and half a basketful of the rose petals that had popped up overnight ...

... and black currant leaf for the black currant leaf drink, and rowanberry leaf for the same - we started them today, and they'll be ready for diluting (with water) and drinking tomorrow.

Mmmm. Peppermint toffee.
Mmmm. Plantain (Plantago) - mallow - thyme syrup.
Mmmm. Lemon balm - lemon thyme syrup.
Mmmm. Peppermint hard candy.

The foot baths leave people walking about 10-15 cm above ground level for the rest of the day, and everybody made flower wreaths. The variety of wreaths from pretty much the same set of flowers is astonishing.

Comments

Hi

Can you please let us know how and why you ferment rasberry leaf overnight ? I have read that it is ok fresh or dried but not wilted.

Sounds like you had a wonderful day

Thanks

Kirsty

I've replied here.



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