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Tom Good
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Post: # 63922Post hmk
Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:05 am

Has anybody tried eating/cooking with this? I've found some recipes in an old pile of papers (icecream, tea, using to flavour fruits, beer from the leaves) but haven't tried any yet.

I wonder if Meadowsweet sponge cake would work?

There's quite a lot near us, so I think I might have a go...


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Post: # 63955Post glenniedragon
Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:25 pm

Careful how much you eat as meadowsweet is used in herbal medicines- it has an action similar to asprin so you need caution if your on Warfarin, or have and allergy or have a clotting disorder. It can be used to flavour wines or beers, but I've never had it in a cake!

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Post: # 64078Post ohareward
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:12 am

'You know you are a hard-core gardener if you deadhead flowers in other people's gardens.

To err is human. To blame someone else, is management potential.

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Post: # 65521Post w.f.specialist
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:47 am

I get asked a lot for meadow sweet by a number of chefs to make ice cream and sorbets with.
The best way as i remember is to ifuse the herb in with the syrup or cream.
One of the sweetest herbs known to man.

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