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!


My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

look at you go...making pineapple sage jelly..i have never heard of that..i can hear my hummingbirds right now...and YEP... they are in the pineapple sage. i planted it for them...now if only i had a frost warning...i would LOVE that


Tufa Girl said...

Thanks for the info. I knew you would have the answer. I bet that jelly is beautiful!

lemonverbenalady said...

Hi Kary, Thanks for stopping by the garden! Glad for your visit! My flowers were too late for the hummingbirds this year. xx Nancy

Hi TG, You are welcome. Hope you find the choice to save some. The jelly looks pretty good! Talk to you later!

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for taking time to view my recent trip to GA and SC. It is so rewarding to share joyful things in my life!!!


lemonverbenalady said...

It was a great trip and now you can share it with us! You are a gem, Sharon and I love those girls of yours as well! xx Nancy