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Cold Infusions Quench the Thirst

Cold infusions (water infusions) are a great way to quench the thirst and cool down during the summer heat. They are easy and fast to prepare and at the same time delicious.

Cold infusions can be made with dried or fresh herbs and are of great benefit. See the recipe below or the DVD, disc one, chapter “Infusions”.

One of my favorite herbs to use is dried HIBISCUS flowers. They colour the water deep red and make a most refreshing drink. Add fresh lemon and ice cubes and you have the prefect drink. For an additional cooling effect you may want to add spearmint or peppermint leaves. Be creative and find your favorite combination.

You don’t need to use Hibiscus flowers, you can just make the drink with any fruit, herbs and spices depending on your personal preferences. This is the time to forage in the wild and add those lush green herbs for food and medicine to your daily menu. For example, you may want to add Chickweed and Fireweed to your drinks (and salads). Fireweed flowers add not only flavour, but also provide food for the soul, visually and spiritually.

ENJOY! Feel free to share your favorite recipes here.

Instructions
  1. Place herbs in a glass, ceramic or stainless steel container
  2. Add cold water (NOT city water!)
  3. Cover with a lid to avoid pollutants or insects from falling into it
  4. Let sit for 30 minutes to several hours at room temperature (personal taste preference)
  5. Strain
  6. If desired add natural sweetener or lemon for flavor
  7. Drink cold

Green blessings,
Gudrun