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Lilac, Again!

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Lilac, Again!

It's May of 2019, and I've been deepening my joy with Lilac due to a happy meeting of a neighbor who has such an abundance of Lilacs that I'm allowed to take as many as I want. Hence, alllll the lilacs photos lately. I've been adding Lilacs to my drinks, food, car console, bathwater, etc.  I have posted Lilac recipes in past years, and this year I have perfected Lilac syrup on a new level. Working on future projects with Lilac, too. I find that the easiest way to taste Lilac is using a strong Lilac Syrup in a mocktail or cocktail...

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Violet Jam

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Violet Jam

My love affair with Violet continues this year, and besides making Violet Syrup and up-gaming my Essence of Violet, I decided to make Violet Jam! The inspiration for this project was to use the jam hamantaschen recipe for the Jewish holiday of Purim, which was yesterday.  Making any treats with violets starts with a morning harvest on a (preferably) dry, sunny day. Though I'm fortunate to have a growing patch of violets in my backyard, I also am fortunate enough to have made a local friend who basically has fields of violets on their property, and allow me to forage as...

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