Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Harvest Time

Flax seed is ready to harvest:
Now the book will help us living in the country to be health wise so we can work at living simply.

This is Flax seed lemonade, the pioneers kept a coffeepot of this on the back of the stove so they could drink it as often as they took a notion to.

This is a old-time home remedy that's soothing for colds. Be careful not to crush the seeds, as their oil will make the drink nauseating. Pour 1 qt. boiling water over 4 T. flax seed . Steep 3 hours. Strain, sweeten to taste, and add the juice of 2 lemons. If too thick, add more water. Another way to make lemonade is to boil 3 T. seed in 6 c. water until reduced to 3 c. Then add lemon and sugar, strain, and serve.

If you do not grow your Flax seed you can buy it at the health food store. You know as I write this I am thinking it may be a good thing for winter I may try it.


Darla said...

Now this is very interesting..

Becca's Dirt said...

Flax seed is something that I have not tried. Interesting.

blushing rose said...

Have not heard of this before ... I love old recipes & tales. TY for sharing. Have a great week. TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

Well, it's new to me too - let us know if you try it Patsy.

Renie Burghardt said...

I love flax seed, and use it all the time. I buy the ground ones at Harps, not in a health food store. It's rich in omega 3-oils and fiber, and is quite a health booster. I add it to my cooked cereal, and have a great flax seed bread recipe. I have never tried it as a lemonade. Interesting post, Patsy.

Stay warm tonight. They say we'll get to the mid-forties!



Kay said...

Oh does that lemonade look delish.


Charlene said...

What an interesting post. We sit with the Bakers at a village party on Saturday afternoon. I told Mr. Baker that you had posted about the book.

It is a beautiful cool fall day. Have a great day.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Hmm interesting, I have never eaten flax seed.
I have drank lemonade, and that jug looks so delicious !
I'd like to find a copy of your book.