Lilac Jelly


The lilacs are blooming. They last for only a short time, but there are so many of them in my neighborhood that the smell of them is everywhere. I’ve been breathing it in for days, at home, at work, in the garden.

And I wondered if they were edible. They are. Several hours down the online rabbit hole later, my head was full of lilac (and dandelion and nasturtium and squash and violet and rose) recipes.

Lady night I made lilac scones (need more lilac; not very flavorful), and today I made lilac jelly (very tasty, if my preliminary spoon-lick test is anything to go by). I may have to pick some more flowers and dry them for future use.

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