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IndigoCharm
« on: May 19, 2009 07:18:14 PM »

So I read a lot about how honeysuckle flowers work great against coughs and sore throats, and since I have practically clouds of them in my backyard, I made this. Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 07:56:24 PM »

I don't even know what honey suckle looks like but i would love some of that right now. i'm coughing up a storm!
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 08:00:35 PM »

That's awesome!

I remember as a kid picking them along the side of the road and pulling out the stigma and licking off the drop of nectar. How many flowers did it take to make this? And just how?
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009 08:01:52 PM »

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HOW??

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009 08:33:53 PM »

It's full of white and yellow flowers and smells heavenly! If I could, I'd send the second jar of it to you.
I wish I could collect tons of the nectar and drink it in big cups.  Roll Eyes I used a recipe I found online, but I can't be bothered to look for it now -- basically, you had to simmer a cup of the flowers in two cups of water, strain, reheat the liquid with half a cup of honey (or to taste). Optionally, add a tablespoon or two of brandy or whiskey or some other kind of alcohol as a preservative (I added that part in).
I also want to someday add in some rosehips and maybe elderberries, though I'm not sure what that would taste like.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009 08:55:31 PM »

That sounds like it would smell and taste so wonderful!  I need that much honesuckle in my life - I think its my favorite summer smell!  Someday I WILL try this.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009 09:04:09 PM »

I am very dedicated to trying this! I spent a lot of time when I was younger "sucking the honey" out of them, and teaching the other kids how.  Thanks for the idea, and nostalgia.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009 09:18:23 PM »

Now I know why when I was a kid I didn't cough as much in the summer! All because of my honey suckle addiction. If I ever find honey suckle again I am so going to try this.
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009 05:09:37 PM »

Great stuff.  It's the best thing you can do for yourself.  Wish I had honeysuckle here.  Nice Job.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2009 07:10:59 PM »

Very good stuff and yours looks nice and clear, not cloudy at all.
Here a few links for different variations:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4732153_honeysuckle-cough-syrup.html
http://www.recipezaar.com/Honeysuckle-Sore-Throat-Syrup-117217

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