j.le (lenagogan) wrote in vegancooking,
j.le
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Tea and jam

Two questions, one entry!

Tea: We have a lot of hibiscus and jasmine growing in New Orleans right now and I wanted to know: If I pick the flowers and dry them (any suggestions on method?) would I be able to drink a tea made out of these flowers? Is there something I should watch out for, such as types of flowers, etc.?

Jam: Anyone have a good idiot's-guide-to-canning for making jam and preserving it? It is Louisiana strawberry season and strawberries are 10 dollars to the flat right now and oranges/grapefruits are desperately cheap right now, too. Any websites that will teach me how to make some good, no-mess-up jam?

Thanks!
Tags: beverages-tea, condiments-jams/jellies/fruit-butters
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