Can Dried Hawthorn Berries Be Crushed – Berry laden branches almost reaching the ground with large branches of red drops covering the fence, curled up in the lower branches of the oak and marching up the mountains… Who can resist such an easy pick?
When you can fill a five-gallon bucket in less than 30 minutes, the attraction is completely irresistible.
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And there you are, berry and leaf bunch laden bucket in hand, headed for the kitchen and the big Hawthorn extravaganza.
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But before you get caught up spending the better part of your entire week dealing with your bounty, here are some quick tips to make quick work of your harvest and create tasty and delicious medicinal foods and herbs perfect for the season.
First, set aside about half of the berries and all the leaves on flat trays to dry. Wash them by running them through a colander of cold water and shake them well before placing them on the racks.
Cookie sheets with cooling racks inserted into them to lift the leaves and fruit off the pan work very well. No clothes? Just spread parchment paper on the pans before spreading the leaves and berries to dry. If you use an oven, use it only after you have turned it off and the oven temperature reads 90°F or lower. Otherwise the leaves will turn to burnt dust quickly. You may also want to separate the fruit from the leaves and dry the fruit at a temperature of 130°F to 150°F and keep the leaves at a lower temperature. Storing them in sealed bags until you use them to make tea or other recipes prevents condensation, which can cause spoilage or mold.
This gives you long-lasting berries for later use along with the first two blends of Hawthorn tea. Berries don’t stay fresh, so freeze them before you’re ready to use them right away.
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Then, wash, sort and remove some berries. You can use the recipes on this page to make tinctures, syrups and delicious fruit ketchup. Now you can measure your berries and choose what to cook and decide how much you want to make. I usually make all three recipes in one afternoon to get the most out of working with the berries at the same time.
First decide which syrup you want to make. Boiling down syrup takes about 20 times the weight of your jars of water, so if you’re planning to make a quart or more of syrup, you’ll need at least a 10 quart pot to hold the water.
Hawthorn Syrup is a popular herbal remedy for coughs, colds, flu like symptoms, headaches and heartburn.
Pick your fruit and weigh it so you know how much water to add to your pot. For the sake of simplicity we will say we are using 100 grams of berries, or 3.5 ounces because it makes it easier to measure the water. I suggest using multiples of 100 grams for your recipe. This will mean 3.5, 7, 10.5, and 14 ounces as you add to the recipe. But remember, you need 20 times as much water, so unless you have a large pot to boil it down, you’re going to be working in low numbers here.
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This is a wonderful sauce to use on winter squash, meat and vegetables. We love it on pork ribs with collards and kale.
Hawthorn has been used to strengthen the heart and provide healing for centuries. Dr. The famous Christopher Hawthorn Syrup is still sold today and has a large and growing following of those who swear by its healing powers. Now you can enjoy these delicious and healing berries all year round with your berries. Syrup and ketchup will last up to three months in the refrigerator.
When you’re done, just use your dried berries to make fresh berries. You will need to set the berries in fresh room temperature water for an hour or so before you start cooking to rehydrate them, but then they will be ready to work with the freshly harvested autumn berries.
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Gather for a mug of uplifting, magical hawthorn mulled apple cider to mend our metaphorical hearts in times of great sadness and grief.
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They say that the proverbial veil is the thinnest at this time of the year. The trees are putting out their glorious leaves, and the remaining sun casts long shadows on the leafy ground. It’s time to let go. It’s time for a big chill. It is a time when we must recognize the situation, and in doing so we must observe death.
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A series of major tragedies and natural disasters, as well as the recent death of a friend, have impressed upon me the beautiful nature of the season and the importance of gathering as an act of healing. I write about herbs that help in the physical sense often. But what about the metaphorical heart? I am so grateful to work with Mountain Rose Herbs to bring you a message of healing and hope, even when our days and hearts may be dark and filled with sadness.
Whether or not you recognize any remnants of the “old ways” and traditional spiritual practices, the fall carries the unmistakable face of death and loss in its fading light. The snow casts a ghostly glow on the scene. Trees shed their leaves. The grass sleeps. Even fruits and berries that are carried on branches and vines will turn black and fall. It is the time when the botanical world seeks the solace of the earth and descends into deep slumber. A metaphor for death if ever there was one.
Fall is also a time for gathering and giving. Perhaps today’s society is so far from the actions of harvesting and hunting that our creatures long for the feeling of self-sufficiency and satisfaction. Technology, convenience, and commerce thus make that mentality obsolete. Maybe that’s why I see crazy behavior – mothers who get upset at the playground (in the mirror), fathers who are confused, people who drive too much, people who keep too many things. Our natural resources are being ignored. It is foreign and exotic, although we have never known it differently.
Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) has a long history of association with the heart of flesh. But so far it’s a myth and a hawthorn legend tells me a lot about this precious, if not sacred, tree and its flowers, leaves, and fruits – even its thorns. There are hundreds of magic-rich threads woven into the tale and the venerable hawthorn – a few that run deeper and deeper into me.
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Hawthorn, also known as whitethorn, is associated with the ancient Roman Cardea, goddess of the hinge, guardian and protector of doors and thresholds. Fall is like Mother Nature’s great hinge, the door between the season of abundance (summer) and the season of strength (winter). Cardea’s chosen plant ally was the blessed hawthorn. Hawthorn branches were hung over the ceiling and over the child’s bed to provide protection for the occupants. Etymologically speaking, Cardea comes from the word cardo – it means “hinge” but more specifically it represents the axis on which the object rotates. What is the heart, but the axis on which our life revolves? Perhaps we should learn from the legend of Cardea and protect our metaphorical axis, our heart, with a hawthorn…
Hawthorn lore often suggests magical sleep. It is said that a person who sleeps under a hawthorn or one of its branches falls into a magical sleep, during which they will not age and see no evil. Here I see winter, sadness, and grief as the great dream-hawthorn that gives our metaphorical heart its constant protection in our dark times.
We collect. Human nature. We collect food and supplies to feed and protect. We gather together to celebrate and mourn. Collecting, in all its shapes and forms, is part of being human.
But we don’t collect now. Not really. Not again. We share space, but we rarely get together in a meaningful way. At least we are rare