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Category Archives: Syrup

Passionfruit Cordial

  Passionfruit vines are very productive for the first few years of their life. My daughter recently harvested several large bagsfull from a rampant young vine that had grown to … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 16 Comments

Lime Cordial for the cocktail hour

Rational thought flies out the window when the seasonal price of limes plummets. I can’t resist the bulging green net bags priced under $4 per kilo. My behaviour is irrational. … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 23 Comments

Tonic Water Syrup

I love bitter flavours, I guess that explains why my favourite mixers are bitter lemon, tonic water and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Most nights I sip on a drink as … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 10 Comments

DIY Vanilla Essence

  There have been numerous occasions in my cooking past that I have looked at vanilla beans sitting in the strainer, refuse from passing a custard and thought there must … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Lemon Cordial

My thrifty Mum never wasted fruit gifted by neighbours over the side fence. Putting fruit gifts to good uses was probably taught to her by her own mother who had … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 6 Comments