Tag: Food

Hawthorn Syrup Recipe

Most hawthorn syrup recipes require fresh hawthorn berries but those are only available seasonally and quality syrup should not be stored for more than a few months. One way to keep fresh haws at your fingertips year round is to freeze them after harvest in 1/2 cup containers.Most hawthorn syrup recipes require fresh hawthorn berries but those are only available seasonally and quality syrup should not be stored for more than a few months.

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Turkish Cardamon Syrup

Cardamon syrup is a great digestive for a variety of coffee, tea, and cocoa drinks. I use just a dab in my latte, chai and iced coffees to add a hint of floral sweetness and to help my stomach better tolerate the dairy. I like it so well that I’ve been known to stir a wee-bit into my non-dairy coffees, teas, and cocoas as well.

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Strawberry Chutney

This recipe is a variation on a mango chutney recipe I found several years ago in Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick and Easy Indian Cooking. I make and can about 10 cups or so of chutney every year, and Strawberry Chutney has an honored place on my shelf. We love this chutney with Indian meals, of course, but also on hot buttered toast and with just about any roasted meat.

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Deviled Eggs with Sage Recipe

Deviled eggs are a springtime favorite at The Practical Herbalist. The chickens are laying regularly and the sage has produced spicy new leaves that are difficult to resist. This recipe was made with herbal vinegar infused with sage and agrimony but basil or rosemary vinegar would work just as well. Most people sprinkle their eggs with paprika but the buttery flavor of turmeric compliments the sage much better.

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Green Tomato Salsa Recipe

Autumn comes to the garden faster than than my poor tomato plants can tolerate. This recipe was the result of frustrated attempts to make a spicy dip with my neglected tomatoes that would never enjoy the blush of ripeness. The cherry or pear tomatoes add a sweet flavor that balances the spark of the pepper and onion.

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