Brining leaves - wine, blackberry, birch and beech leaves

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Birch Leaves
1 part water
7% kosher salt
6% white wine vinegar
This recipe is for pickling leaves such as wine, blackberry, birch and beech leaves.


  • dissolve the salt and add the vinegar
  • only pick the young leaves, you can eat them raw or pickle the leaves
  • Now sterilize glass jars by putting them in boiling water.
  • Let them steam out until they are dry.
  • wash the leaves and put them in the glass jars
  • cover with the brine and put something on top to keep the leaves down
  • Cover the pots with pickled leaves and put them in a cold dry place
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