Red Clover Blossom Vinegar Recipe

This Red Clover Blossom Vinegar Recipe uses wild edible clover to create this flavorful vinegar.

| May/June 1971

  • This Red Clover Blossom Vinegar Recipe is made using edible food from the wild.
    This Red Clover Blossom Vinegar Recipe is made using edible food from the wild.
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  • This Red Clover Blossom Vinegar Recipe is made using edible food from the wild.

Learn about this Red Clover Blossom Vinegar Recipe and how you can use this free wild food to create a nutritious, delicious vinegar.

Red Clover Blossom Vinegar Recipe

I've heard that vinegar can be made by pouring 1 1/2 gallons of boiling water over one gallon of tightly packed red clover blooms. Let the mixture stand overnight and strain out the blossoms. Add one pound of brown sugar and 1 1/2 pints molasses. Dissolve one cake yeast in 1/2 pint water and add that also. Place the mixture in a stone crock and let it stand in a warm room until it sours. This takes awhile as the sugar must turn to alcohol and the alcohol to acetic acid. One thing that might speed the process is a very large stone crock that exposes more of the solution to the air.


Read more about finding wild edible foods: Foraging for Wild Edible Food.






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