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Saft – Black currant drink/cordial (svartvinbärssaft)

I had a bit of a hard time coming up with a title for this post because Swedish saft isn’t exactly a syrup, or a drink, or just juice. It is fruit and/or berry juice boiled with sugar to create a concentrate that becomes drinkable when water is added. In British English it is squash or […]

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Elderflower syrup/cordial (fläderblomssaft)

Before discovering the elderflower syrup in the food section at IKEA, I had no idea that elderflowers could be used for anything other than producing elderberries. The first time I mixed up a glass of elderflower juice I fell in love with it straight away. The intoxicating floral aroma is sweet and subtle with a hint […]

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Elderflower liqueur

We had such a long, cold, rainy stretch of spring and then last week it turned to summer overnight. I am still a bit in shock with the sudden change, but now June Is Bustin’ Out All Over and I am nearly dancing on the rooftops like the folks in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel “because […]

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