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I am looking for a recipe to make honey by boiling clover blossoms. My grandmother made it for my father when he was a child. Any information?


The best recipe we know is to get a beehive. Only Mother Nature can make a tree, and only a bee can make honey. But we do have a recipe for red clover syrup from a reader. Use 4 cups of flowers, 4 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar. Bring the flowers to a boil, then simmer them for 15-20 minutes. Cover the pot and let sit overnight. In the morning strain the liquid into another large pot and squeeze the clover to get all the “juice” out. Add sugar and simmer on stove until the liquid is reduced to the right consistency. Add some boiled beet juice (not pickled beets) to add color and make it look more like real pancake syrup.

Note: Red clover has blood-thinning and other health properties. Be sure to consult with your physician before using.