Queen Annes Lace Or Flower JellyFrom tuilelaith 1 year ago
How to make it
- For violet, lilac, rose petal, Queen Anne's lace, milkweed, clover, elderberry, dandelion, carnation, peony or any edible sweet smelling flower:
- Make an infusion by pouring boiling water over jar full of flower heads.
- (On roses or peonies cut off white parts on petals. All roses are edible, the wild ones a kinda spicy.)
- (On Queen Anne's Lace remove the seeds.)
- (Violets are a diuretic, and also some thing like 89 percent antibacterial. I use them in soap making for just this reason.)
- Let stand at least 5 hours or overnight.
- Strain and for every 2 1/2 cups of infusion add juice of lemon and 1 package of Sure Jell .
- Bring to boil, add 3 cups sugar and boil hard 1 minute. If using honey do NOT add at this stage.
- Place piece of flower in jar for identification (you may opt not to do this).
- Pour in jelly and seal.
- If you use honey instead of sugar, add 1 1/2 cups of honey at the end because honey loses its nutritional value when boiled.
- (Honey is a natural sedative, great for putting kids to bed gently.)
- This jelly is nice to serve with muffins for breakfast.
- It's fun to collect the blossoms on a pleasant summer walk.
- Have a Beautifully Magical day!
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- Legend has it that Queen Anne, the wife of King James I, was challenged by her friends to create lace as beautiful as a flower.
- While making the lace, she pricked her finger, and it’s said that the purple-red flower in the center of Queen Anne’s lace represents a droplet of her blood.
- Also called Wild Carrot (since Queen Anne’s Lace is the wild progenitor of today’s carrot, and yes you can replace carrots with this root in any recipe, if you want. not as sweet as modern carrots and they are white), Bishop’s Lace or Bird’s Nest (for the nest-like appearance of the bright white and rounded flower in full bloom).
- In the language of flowers, Queen Anne’s Lace represents sanctuary.
- Queens Ann’s lace can be mistaken for (Hemlock) Make sure that there is a purple central floret, Queens Ann`s lace makes a lovely pressed flower to use in pictures and for crafts.
- Planetary- Moon
- Day of the week-Monday
- Magically there is only a hand full of information out there but this lovely wild flower has been used in sleep charms.
- Sleep charm for Queen Ann`s Lace:
- Wild flowers floating and lacey dreams,
- Shining brightly the lovely moonbeams,
- Thy eyes grow heavy, thy heart is light,
- Waking refreshed to bright sunlight.
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- Remember just 1 tablespoons of the seeds can cause you to severely harm an unborn child or to even miscarry one.
- Do NOT use the seeds of Queen Anne's Lace for anything except to grow more Queen Anne's Lace!
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