Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Hey Tufa Girl! Here's your Answer About Preserving Pineapple Sage Flowers!
Tufa Girl asked a question about preserving pineapple sage flowers and I have some good and bad news, TG! Drying flowers, particularly pineapple sage flowers, are not very effective and freezing may only be slightly better. Putting flowers in ice cube trays with water and freezing them may be the way to go for you, TG. I would not keep them long term however. Crystallizing or candying them may be a long term solution (they last about one year), but you have to have patience! Here is a crystallizing or candying flowers recipes from about.com: home cooking. The source is Texas A & M Horticulture. I was busy in the herbal kitchen making three batches of pineapple sage jelly. We have a frost advisory tonight! Might be saying good bye to the pineapple sage! It's that time of year! Hope you have had a great day wherever you may be. Talk to you later!