Mint drink

Aug. 18th, 2005 07:49 am
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This is the recipe I was telling you about. I use a whole cup of fresh mint leaves.

Sekanjabin
Dissolve 4 cups sugar in 2 1/2 cups of water; when it comes to a boil add 1 cup wine vinegar. Simmer 1/2 hour. Add a handful of mint, remove from fire, let cool. Dilute the resulting syrup to taste with ice water (5 to 10 parts water to 1 part syrup). The syrup stores without refrigeration.


This recipe comes from Cariadoc's Miscellany. I've seen several others as well, but they are all mostly the same. There are a good many great recipes on this page:

http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cariadoc/drinks.html#2

And I know it might sound funny to make a drink out of vinegar and mint, but it really is a very good thirst quencher, and no more tart than lemonade.

Mint drink

Aug. 18th, 2005 07:49 am
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
[personal profile] dreamflower
This is the recipe I was telling you about. I use a whole cup of fresh mint leaves.

Sekanjabin
Dissolve 4 cups sugar in 2 1/2 cups of water; when it comes to a boil add 1 cup wine vinegar. Simmer 1/2 hour. Add a handful of mint, remove from fire, let cool. Dilute the resulting syrup to taste with ice water (5 to 10 parts water to 1 part syrup). The syrup stores without refrigeration.


This recipe comes from Cariadoc's Miscellany. I've seen several others as well, but they are all mostly the same. There are a good many great recipes on this page:

http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cariadoc/drinks.html#2

And I know it might sound funny to make a drink out of vinegar and mint, but it really is a very good thirst quencher, and no more tart than lemonade.
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I was digging around in my garage last night ("digging" being sadly realistic) and I came across an old book I'd forgotten I even had. It's called The Tolkien Scrapbook and was printed in 1978. It's got essays, fanfic (!) and .... recipes in a section called "The Middle-earth Gourmet" by Maureen Bayha and Alida Becker! I have to say that the honey cake one sounds very intriguing. Here they are:

Frodo's Scones )

Bilbo's Orange Marmelade )

Smaug's Gems )

Fruit Fool a la Sackville-Baggins )

Merry's Mulled Cider )

Mrs. Maggot's Cottage Pie )

Mushroom Soup from the Inn at Bree )

Mirkwood Cookies )

Beorn's Honey Nut Cake )

Scotch Eggs Strider )

Baked Bluefish for Gollum )
[identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com
I was digging around in my garage last night ("digging" being sadly realistic) and I came across an old book I'd forgotten I even had. It's called The Tolkien Scrapbook and was printed in 1978. It's got essays, fanfic (!) and .... recipes in a section called "The Middle-earth Gourmet" by Maureen Bayha and Alida Becker! I have to say that the honey cake one sounds very intriguing. Here they are:

Frodo's Scones )

Bilbo's Orange Marmelade )

Smaug's Gems )

Fruit Fool a la Sackville-Baggins )

Merry's Mulled Cider )

Mrs. Maggot's Cottage Pie )

Mushroom Soup from the Inn at Bree )

Mirkwood Cookies )

Beorn's Honey Nut Cake )

Scotch Eggs Strider )

Baked Bluefish for Gollum )

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