Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup

By far mint is my favorite herb. Mint flavoring in the frosting on my brownies. Mint penetrating deeply throughout my julep. Mint jelly covering my spring leg of lamb. In our Catskills house a decade ago, we planted five thin sprigs. Mint is invasive and we now have...
Blueberry and Blackberry Syrup

Blueberry and Blackberry Syrup

Here’s a clever idea from Amber Rose in her lovely The Wholefood Pantry. Make a syrup of honey, blackberries and blueberries. Then use the syrup as the base for very refreshing beverages both alcoholic and non. Try the syrup with sparkling water in a 1:2 or 1:1 ratio....
Concord Grape Simple Syrup ala 2016

Concord Grape Simple Syrup ala 2016

Four years ago I posted a recipe for simple syrup made with Concord grapes. Concord grapes come only in the fall and they cannot be forgotten. They are the definitive sweet grape flavor. They also have skins you could make a tire from. The original recipe is repeated...