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Candied Blossoms and Flower Perfumed Syrup

Andy describes how seasonal blossoms can be captured in sugar.

If you love spring as much as I do, you may agree that it always seems to come and go quicker than it should. One week, I was strolling under pink clouds of cherry blossoms, and the next, the petals had all floated away from the branches. I didn’t have time to be dismayed though, when richly perfumed purple lilacs had begun to steal the show. The season always seems to play out like a vaudeville show of flowers, with one beautiful act following the next.

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A few weeks ago Victoria wrote about salting cherry blossoms, but you can also use sugar to capture the delicate flavors of spring. If you have never tried candying flowers before, it is extremely easy, and after you’ve done it once, you will find the task an irresistible way to extend the season of flowers like jasmine, lilac, rose and honeysuckle, to name a few. This spring, for instance, I found myself longing to preserve the beauty of sweetly scented violets, which are common in my area in the springtime. And since I had so many, I decided to candy them and make some perfumed syrup. My instructions below call for violets, but use whatever favorite edible flowers you can find, from pansies to roses.

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  • Liliane Oyen in Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea: Wow this is great. Thank you for dealing this article. It’s amazing! Can you also teach us/me how to buy this? February 27, 2017 at 5:06pm

  • Victoria in Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea: Do try the flowers in a lemonade though. They don’t have a strong taste, but they give a great color, and it all supposed to be good for you. February 27, 2017 at 5:05pm

  • Connie in Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea: going to try it ..ordered it today. Will let you know how and if it works out. Sometimes experiments work out and sometimes they don’t. 🙂 got to see how… February 27, 2017 at 3:00pm

  • Victoria in Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea: Thank you! I’m sure others who are looking for it will find it helpful. February 27, 2017 at 2:02pm

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