Friday, April 22, 2016

Lilac Sugar Recipe and the Earth Day Blog Hop

Happy Earth Day!



 
 
 
When I received an invitation to join this wonderful party, I really wasn't sure what I would do.  My hobbies include sewing, crafting, arranging flowers, hiking, gardening, gourd decorating, photography... 
 
Lots of Earth Friendly activities!
 
Here is my recipe for
 
Lilac Sugar
 
 
 
 
1 part clean dry flowers
2 parts sugar
 
Prepping the flowers takes a bit of time, but your kitchen will smell glorious!  The blossoms need to be separated from their stems, removing any of the green bits.  To me the easiest way is to use kitchen scissors, patiently snipping down the bloom and dropping them gently into a colander.  Once I have enough, I flip them onto a clean towel.  The hard part is over now!  ;-)
 
In a clean jar, layer lilacs,
 
 
 
 
then sugar,
 

 
 
 more lilacs,




and more sugar!
 



Seal the jar and shake every once in a while.  Let rest overnight.  Store in the refrigerator.
 
 Lilac sugar is lovely for baking or in teas!


Earth Day Blog Hop

Are you ready to party?  I can't wait to see what you've been making!  Here's the hop!

;-)  -Marci

 
 
 


19 comments:

  1. What a luxurious sugar with those gorgeous lilacs!

    Thank you for the invitation and hosting! :)

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  2. sounds lovely! I love the smell if lilacs and they are so beautiful too - but I have to ask - do you leave the flowers in when you use the sugar?

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  3. I think there's a local place here that sells lavender sugar, but lilacs is so much more appealing to me.

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  4. The smell must be amazing. And do you use this for baking or teas. The cookies and cake must smell extraordinary. Thank you for joining us Marci.

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  5. Hi Marci, I must say that this is such a sweet idea! I am going to try making some myself. I may share this on my blog if I can make my lilac sugar look as lovely as yours! I have seen this done with lavender before but never lilacs.
    This really was so unique!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  6. This is such a wonderful idea and its just perfect to give as a gift! Hmmm...I now need to see if our lilacs are blooming! :)
    Enjoy your day!
    Amy

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  7. Loving your lovely lilac recipes. They are just so beautiful! :) Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

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  8. The sugar sounds pretty easy to make too!

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  9. It's pretty! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday. We hope you’ll come to the new party. We’re celebrating our anniversary with a big Giveaway.

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  10. This sounds like it would smell absolutely amazing! #TuesdaysWithATwist

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  11. Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays! See you tomorrow!

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  12. This is the second lilac recipe I've seen in the last week. I'm fascinated by the idea! Now I just have to get my hands on some lilacs :)

    I would love for you to link up to the party I host every week: http://bit.ly/1X3c95w

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  13. The smell of violets is one of my favorites and I look forward to trying this. Thanks for sharing multiple links at Celebrate Your Story this week!

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  14. This sounds so luxurious! I love the smell of lilacs; I can only imagine how amazing this smells! Stopping by from Welcome Home Wednesday.

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  15. What a wonderful way to preserve the fragrance of the lilacs, they just don't last long enough! A wonderful way to indulge yourself too! Thanks again for stopping by the Celebrate Your Story! link party.

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  16. I love the smell of lilacs! Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

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  17. I've never heard of this - how lovely! #you link it we make it.

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  18. This beautiful post is being featured on my blog: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2016/05/featuring-may-2016-highest-climbers.html - you were the Highest CLIMBer this month on Eclectic Red Barn.
    Please link up your newest posts & you might just be featured again next month.
    Thanks again
    Angie

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