Late-Season Berries & Flowering Herbal Water

culinary and medicinal

Infuse the flavours and the essence of late-season berries and flowering herbs as we soak up the last days of summer.

 

 

Apple mint, anise hyssop, tulsi, basil, calendula, lemon balm, echinacea, bee balm and wood betony all bring butterflies, bees and hummingbirds into your garden and the healing power of plants to your plate.

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook Time
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving4-6
  • Herbal Medicinal

    Herbal Medicinal Recipes have healing food ingredients with medicinal properties.  Culinary & medical plants have properties that benefit our health.

  • Digestion

    Digestion is an important part of our nutrient absorption & natural detoxification. Recipes have ingredients that support the digestive system.

  • Anti Oxidants

    Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.

  • Anti Inflammatory

    Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.

  • Antiviral

    Recipes have foods, herbs & spices with antiviral properties. Antiviral herbs have compounds that fight viral infections and boost our immune system.  Antiviral foods and herbs examples ginger, garlic, oregano, thyme, mint, cinnamon, clove, echinacea, elderberry.

Ingredients

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Berry Platter

  • 1 peach - small diced
  • 2 cup raspberries - red | black
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • herbal flowers to garnish
  • 1 tsp honey to drizzle - optional

Herbal Water

  • 8 cups water
  • 4 springs anise hyssop, tulsi, apple mint, basil
  • 3 calendula flowers

Method

Late-Season Berries & Flowering Herbal Water

WASH the berries, drain. ARRANGE artfully on your serving platter.

 

SCATTER over herbal flowers like apple mint, anise hyssop, tulsi, calendula, nasturtium, wood betony. 

 

SERVE salad as is or with Maple Mascarpone Cream + Coconut Macaroons.

 

STORE in the fridge covered.  You can make this salad in advance, adding herbal flowers just before you serve it.

 

 

Flowering Herbal Water

JUG, pitcher or half-gallon | 8 cup mason jar.

ADD herbal springs and flowers and top with water.

SERVE as a refreshing drink throughout the day, top-up water jug as your drink it.

Tips + Suggestions

SWAP & ADD fruits – strawberries, blackberries, apricots, figs, nectarines, currants, grapes.

 

HERBS uses anise hyssop, tulsi, basil, echinacea, wood betony, lemon balm, apple, or mint flowers. Rosemary, catnip, lavender, sorrel, fennel, bee balm.

 

ADD fruits + veg to your herbal water – peaches, apples, any citrus, cucumber.