Honing Harvest and Preservation Skills

I have an intuitive drive to pick, clean and preserve all the edible things I find growing around me. The other day we took the kids to play frisbee golf at this course out in a church’s field in SW Portland. And all around us in this lush thriving field was big bright Red Clovers, and the BIGGEST Plantain leaves I’ve ever found! They were broader and wider than my hand! I went crazy picking with a grateful heart, how I love foraging. When I got home, I chopped up the plantain and put it in a jar and covered it with Olive Oil. The Red Clovers I put in their own jar and covered with Apple Cider Vinegar. I’m looking forward to making yummy dressings and medicines with these treasures.

From our back yard I have harvested lots of white clover tops, plantain, and LOTS of Raspberries! I’ve got Raspberries flavoring my Water Kefir, Kombucha and a few jars of Apple Cider Vinegar with their bright red goodness! With the Raspberries I’ve also made a bunch of Raspberry mush, some of it I’ve fermented with honey, and made a delicious fizzy bubbly Raspberry Soda. And a bunch of Raw Raspberry Spread, as well as syrups. I feel so berry berry rich 🙂 lol


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