lördag, juli 03, 2010

My Enemy # 1 at the moment

This time of the year is a really agonize for me, and especially for my eyes. They are itching and running from early morning to late evening. I'm taking eye dropps and other drugs but now is the time of the year that's the most irritating for me because of my grass allregy.
I'm allergic up on all kind of grass, so I can't escape from it. This is the time of the year that you want to be outside as much as possible, but I stay inside as much as possible. Buhu!
Well that's life. I love spring and autumn, so I try to be out a lot then instead.

My enemy # 1!

The Elder flowers is blooming right now. So get out and pick the flowers and make some good nice elder blossom juice. The juice is nice to mix in a cold drink. I use to mix about 1 liter of cold (home made) club soda with 1 deciliter elder blossom juice and then about 1-1½ dl Baccardi Rum. Of course you can exclude the rum if you just want something cold to drink in summer heat.
Elder flower juice
about 2 1 / 2 liters
40 flower bunches
3 lemons
2 liters of boiling water
1 1/2 kg Sugar (a lot of sugar!!!).
50 g of citric acid

Rinse the flower bunches and place them on a towel to drain.
Place the flowers in a bucket or large bowl.
Wash the lemons thoroughly and slice them thinly.
Add lemon slices on the flowers.
Boil water and pour over the flowers and lemons.
Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Stir in the citric acid.
Cover the bucket/bowl and let stand for 3 days.
Pour into well-cleaned bottles.

Store in refrigerator or freeze the juice. You can also add a cinnamon stick or 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger to get a taste of the juice extraction.

The Elder flowers can be replaced by lilac flowers or black currant leaves.
Kram Eva

1 kommentar:

Judy sa...

Sorry those grass allergies are giving you trouble Eva! I seem to be allergic to something that is blooming right now too, but I can't figure out what it is. It has been very hot here, but it finally cooled off last night, and now it is about normal for early July. Today is Kristin and Dave's 6th anniversary! Hard to believe!