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Shrubs for Your Drinking Pleasure & Health

There can never be too much shrub!  Add to your favorite spirit in place of or combined with sparkling water for an amazing cocktail mixer!   Blueberry Lemon-Thyme Balsamic Sparkling Shrub 2 Cups Lemon White Balsamic 1 Cup fresh Blueberries - crushed  2” Sprig fresh Thyme (optional) 8 Cups chilled Sparkling Water   Strawberry – Apricot Balsamic Sparkling Shrub 2 Cups Apricot White Balsamic 1 Cup fresh Strawberries - coarsely chopped and steeped in  8 Cups chilled Sparkling Water   Fresh Kiwi & Mango White Balsamic Sparkling Shrub 2 Cups Mango White Balsamic 1 Cup peeled & sliced Kiwi 8 Cups chilled Sparkling Water   DirectionsIn a one liter mason jar or container add the fresh botanical ingredients. Pour the...

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For the Waffles (Makes 5-6 Waffles): 1 Cup All Purpose Flour 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1 1/2 Teaspoons Sugar 1 Pinch Salt 2 Eggs 2 Tablespoons Meyer Lemon Olive Oil  1 Teaspoon Grapefruit White Balsamic 3/4 Cup Milk Icing Sugar Fruits   Heat the waffle maker. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Add the milk, olive oil & balsamic and eggs. Mix well. Add 1/3 cup of waffle butter for each slice into the waffle maker and bake until golden. Sift icing sugar over the ready baked waffles & serve with fresh fruits. Alternatively drizzle our Maple Balsamic or Dark Chocolate Balsamic over the waffles instead of icing sugar.

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For The Cake  2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour1 cup granulated sugar  1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 cup sour cream2 large eggs1/2 cup +1 tablespoon Lemon Olive Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest2 cups washed and dried blueberries (1/2 cup reserved)For the Simple Syrup Lemon Glazed Blueberries1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoon fresh lemon Juice or the juice of 1 large lemonPreheat the oven to 350 F. Grease an 8 cup bundt pan with lemon olive oil, or 8- 1 cup mini-bundt pans. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together until light yellow and thickened.  Add the olive oil, lemon zest, vanilla, and sour cream.In another bowl, whisk together the...

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