Sunday, June 12, 2011

Red Clovers

I collected a small bag of red clover flowers yesterday at Spencer Lake. With much resitance I ate one and it tasted pretty good. I thought that it could be used in a stew or soup but it appears that they make better beverages. is a useful website for ideas about preparing foraged foods. She prepared the "weird" clover flower soup recipe. First of all, note that "wierd" is in the title. Not a good sign. This is what she had to say "I sampled the broth while cooking and it tasted like watered down tahini" Ok that won't work.

On the Prodigal Gardens website there are numerous beverage suggestions so I am going to try the red clover blossom syrup. If that works, I will collect more for the challenge and use challenge approved ingredients. Details of this experiment to follow...


  1. there is an article in Martha Stewart Magazine about foraging this month! she recommended red clover. I didn't know you could eat them.

  2. I'm updating my posts with tags and realized that I never came back to this one. The syrup came out very well! From memory, I boiled the blossoms in water and let it sit in the fridge overnight. The next day I strained and squeezed the liquid out of the blossoms and added sugar to the liquid and boiled it until thickened to syrup. I gave everyone a small sample to take home. If used in the challenge, it will cost about 3/4 cup sugar since I used a total of 3 cups for the entire batch.