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Eucalyptus and elderberry liqueur
Mon 25-Apr-11
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Terrier
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Chop up a whole medium cooking apple, stick in a pan with 400g elderberries, 500g sugar, 2 tsp dried chopped chillis, 3 tbsp chopped eucalyptus leaves, 300ml water, juice of 1 lime.

Cook gently for 5 mins then strain through a sieve, pressing with a spoon to get as much pulp as possible. Stir in 100ml of dark rum and seal in a jar.

Either drink straight (in small quantities) or add hot water as a toddy.

Mon 25-Apr-11
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That is v. interesting, Janet.

Does it have medicinal benefits or is it simply an exotic toddy?

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Mon 25-Apr-11
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Thanks, Janet,   star  star

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Mon 25-Apr-11
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Terrier said:

drink straight (in small quantities) 

I was looking forward to that until I got to that bit.  Has someone sent you some Eucalyptus leaves?

 

I'll try that again!

Mon 25-Apr-11
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It is medicinal Danny, but don't let that stop you at other times. The book says it's good for if you're feeling under the weather . As I'm sure you all know, elderberries stop viruses replicating and boost the immune system.

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I'm kinda hoping that Danuta is going to send me some (please Danuta!!)

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Mon 25-Apr-11
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Me too, although not got any elderberries left at the mo.

Tue 26-Apr-11
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Finally, a use for the gum tree that grows on the neighbour's side of our driveway fence. Fiona does not care for it but I am quite fond of it.

I wonder how many varieties there are, and if all are suitable for human ingestion . .

Thanks for your three recipes, Janet.

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Tue 26-Apr-11
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Loads of varieties so we found out in Australiaeeek

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