Monday, August 15, 2011

ok, I'm not wild about it

(shrubs, that is)



last week I made the recipe (see this post)
and this week the concoction was ready to taste
of the three that I made,
I like the cherry/blueberry one the best
and actually,
today it tastes a little better because I ran out of sparkling water and ended up using ginger ale instead
it must be my sweet tooth
it gets in the way of a more discriminating palate

if you tried making shrubs, I would love to hear about it
I'd love to hear about anything you might be having

it's tea on Tuesday

if you have a tea post on your blog, just mention it when you leave a comment
we'll pop by to say hello!

16 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

is it tea day already? how can it be? time just flies!!! well I wondered how it turned out... good to know... and you can have your choice of teas at my place!! muah!

bellantico.blogspot.com/2011/08/hydrangea-tea.html

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And here I was all ready to try a shrub. Guess I won't bother. I'm sort of a sweet tooth gal, too. But blueberry/cinnamon basil still sounds like a good combination.

I'm off to my basement to work on my studio today.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I keep forgetting to leave my blog post. Not a good way to start this day.

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/08/pitcher-of-oranges.html

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Kimmie, hope you are well. Sorry to hear the shrubs didn't turn out quite as you had hoped. They sure sounded good. Your potato post was a bittersweet reminder that even today there are many who don't have enough to eat. Have a good day. Tammy

http://tsdailytreasures.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-on-tuesday.html

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Halle said...

Well at least the shrub looks pretty, right?!?
Love the Adirondack chair in the background.

~*~Patty S said...

I wondered how sweet it would be when I read the recipe...but you're saying it needed sweeter...ooo you do have a sweet tooth LOL
it certainly looks very nice :)

I got to have a T day with my youngest in a local garden spot that is a favorite of mine here:

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/tea-and-he/

Happy T to you dear Kimmie!
oxo

ooglebloops said...

I am late to tea today - please drop by!!
I was wondering if you were going to like the shrubs - guess I'll pass on making it!!!LOL

Halle said...

BTW- I'm wild about the popping bubble you managed to capture!

Steph said...

Happy week to you Kimmie!!!

Lynn said...

Pretty red drink looks cooling and waiting to be painted.

Terri Kahrs said...

Hmmmm . . . . I'd never heard of drinking "shrubs" before! The only shrubs that I'm aware of are the azelea, boxwood, rhododendron type of thing. I did go back to read the recipe, and I don't think I'd have a go unless I added 7UP or ginger ale. Hmmmm . . . . might be interesting to try with upcoming family celebrations! Hugs, Terri xoxo

PS Kimmie, this beverage doesn't contain alcohol, yet your pictures were intoxicating!!! :)

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

I passed the idea of shrubs to a friend who runs a Bed and Breakfast. I am hoping he will make some for us to taste! Yes, I am lazy! I have that same sweet tooth, by the way.

rivergardenstudio said...

I love the August, late summer feeling here. I am feeling lazy too... need one of those beautiful drinks that you photograph in the tall glasses! Love your sweet husbands garden too. roxanne

Judy said...

I do like the shrub I made (raspberry/blueberry)...enough so I've got one more in the works (raspberry/strawberry/blueberry) and the stuff for a third (cherry/vanilla). I have to make a run to the whole food store for vinegar before I start the next one. I've been using apple cider vinegar for years for all sorts of medicinal reasons so the vinegar taste doesn't offend me, and the drinks I've made with the shrubs poured over ice have been very refreshing in this oppressive summer heat. No one has been willing to try it...which is not all bad...actually good for me. :) I really appreciate you sharing the link and the recipe. Yours sure is a beautiful color...the idea of rosemary in a shrub did not appeal to me so I stayed with fruit shrubs.

Judy said...

I do like the shrub I made (raspberry/blueberry)...enough so I've got one more in the works (raspberry/strawberry/blueberry) and the stuff for a third (cherry/vanilla). I have to make a run to the whole food store for vinegar before I start the next one. I've been using apple cider vinegar for years for all sorts of medicinal reasons so the vinegar taste doesn't offend me, and the drinks I've made with the shrubs poured over ice have been very refreshing in this oppressive summer heat. No one has been willing to try it...which is not all bad...actually good for me. :) I really appreciate you sharing the link and the recipe. Yours sure is a beautiful color...the idea of rosemary in a shrub did not appeal to me so I stayed with fruit shrubs.