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~ Recipes for syrups ~
Tue 5-Jul-11
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Hattie
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As I am making a lot of syrups at the moment I thought I would start this thread to record the recipes & what I thought of them.

Of the two on this link I think I will prefer the rosemary one to the lavender as I am not that keen on it in the cookery context.....but I will try out a small amount. I think the rosemary recipe will be good for my throat in the winter; I often get a sore one if I have a cold. I think I might use honey instead of sugar.

http://www.foodinjars.com/2011/07/drink-week-day-f.....ey-syrups/

 

I love this blog & find that her recipes are very reliable. She is American so you have to remember that when calculating the weight of the ingredients.

 

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Tue 5-Jul-11
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I'm with you on the 'lavender in food' problem, it just doesn't seem right in food or drink.

I'll try that again!

Tue 5-Jul-11
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Oh dear, I followed the link and kind of lost myself for a while. Lots new variations to try.

Top of my list has to be the rosemary syrup.  Thanks for sharing that. smile

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Tue 5-Jul-11
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wave I'm a huge fan of rosemary, thanks to my two huge bushes. I use it in so many recipes. I also use it on my hair......I steep it in boiling water ahead of washing it & pour the warm on as the final rinse. My hair comes out of it all shiny & soft. 

 

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Tue 5-Jul-11
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Ooh Lavender ice cream is unbelievably good, I had it once with sticky toffee pud in a restaurant, had to go home and make it, gorgeous

Tue 5-Jul-11
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wave I've had lavender scones and they were quite delicious - very subtle flavour of the lavender and not overpowering at all.

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Thu 7-Jul-11
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I agree with you on that Danuta, I have had them toocheers

Fri 8-Jul-11
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waveOK, you have changed my mind...... I will have a go at them. I have some lavender sugar I made last year, it smells lovely. 

I did steep some lavender, rosemary & lemon skins in clear vinegar, to use as a sweet-smelling cleaning fluid. It needs a bit longer but already it is an amazing colour.  I think I will make some more, as diluted it would make a great final rinse for my hair. It looks so pretty in it's jar with the herbs & garnet coloured liquid & would make a great present at Christmas in a pretty container.  yell

 

surprised I can't believe I am thinking about Christmas already......!!!!  eeek

 

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Fri 8-Jul-11
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Smacked botty for you if you mention that word again! eeek

I'll try that again!

Fri 8-Jul-11
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waveI'm with you there Toni.  aargh

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Sat 9-Jul-11
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Sorry TA & Danuta, I promise to behave.......!! wink

I got a lovely package of books from Amazon yesterday. It included a smashing recipe book.... "How to make your own drinks" by Susy Atkins".....it is packed with great ideas for more syrups, cordials etc.  I shall be having a go at a lot of these; I will let you know how they go.

By the way the CSH Website is listed as a source of imformation. ok ok ok

 

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