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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Wonderful Spring tatting and Violet Syrup Recipe!

This beautiful tatted card was sent from Carolyn at Shopping my Stash she is perfecting and started the art of paper tatting using small hole punch in card stock, and I love this Easter Egg, Thank you so much, this has so many uses to me click Here to look at more. Wanda's Knotty Thoughts has made one too
Looks to be catching on Carollyn :)

 I have picked 2 cups of violets flower tops from my lawn

added 2 cups of boiling water and let steep for 1 and half hours till cool. 

the water turns blue 

Strain all flower parts out and add 2 cups sugar
Add lemon juice one or two spoonfuls till it changes to color shade of purple you like that is the magic part :)
boil 2 mins and your syrup is ready.
 Sweeten your drink or boil longer to thicken for pancakes or add to favorite recipes.
                                            Then refrigerate when cooled down, the flavor is flowery with a hint of pepper to me.
let me know what you think?                                                  


24 comments:

  1. I love the tatted card idea! And the violet syrup would be fun to try - it's even pretty just steeping :)

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  2. I know what you mean I just love looking at it :) and my unkempt yard that has plentiful violets. Now for a recipe with dandelions :)

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  3. You're inspiring me to NOT mow my lawn so I can make violet syrup too 😊

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  4. Really, I will work hard to find other uses for those other chores I have been avoiding :)

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  5. Wow, what a fantastic colour the syrup is !!! And it matches the lace so well -- very complementary :-) Tatting around paper is really catching on :-D

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  6. Wow, what a fantastic colour the syrup is !!! And it matches the lace so well -- very complementary :-) Tatting around paper is really catching on :-D

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  7. Wow, what a fantastic colour the syrup is !!! And it matches the lace so well -- very complementary :-) Tatting around paper is really catching on :-D

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  8. What a lovely idea tatting directly on cards! And now I see why your tatting is so sweet, you drink syrup of flowers! I've heard about jam of roses, but never about the syrup! There's always something to learn...

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  9. Very funny Ninetta you make me smile!

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  10. I've not heard of Violet syrup before. I wonder if the dark infusion would dye fabric and thread? hmmmm
    The tatted egg is so pretty! Nice to see that tatting on paper is catching on: I've been tatting borders on cards for years- it's fun.

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  11. Ah that is great I hadn't seen or tried this but not the card making and scrap booking is really popular! Oh course internet helps:)

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  12. What a pretty syrup! Neat idea. Never heard of that paper tatting, but that's a neat idea too. It's a pretty little card and looks great on the syrup bottle.

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  13. Thanks, you know you could probably crochet around a card too :)

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  14. Great and original creation, perfect to offer !

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  15. what a wonderful idea for this tatting card! i like very much!
    I never knew before this syrup, is very delicate i think.
    regards
    sabrina

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  16. Thank you! I wonder if you have these flowers where you live?

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  17. The card and the syrup are both so pretty!

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  18. That's one plant I don't have in my garden, I think when I see some for sale I must invest in a few. I like the idea of tatting around a card, very unquie idea. I did follow your links thank you for sharing them
    Margaret

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  19. These flowers are considered weeds that come up all year long and are short and grow in the yard too.

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    1. Oh please don't consider them weeds, they are too lovely to be weeds

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  20. Ah! This is what you were talking about! It is a lovely card that Carollyn sent you! I've never heard of the violet syrup, either. It looks lovely however it tastes!

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  21. And thanks for the link to my blog :-)

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