UPDATE AGAIN: The Wipfersaft of Doom is completed sta.sh/0csl0mw03wk (scroll down for progress)
It didn't turn out quite as perfect as the one my grandmother makes, but I'd say for a start it's not bad at all. I got a bit impatient with the sugar and cheated there. That might be why the colour didn't turn out as I hoped. It's supposed to be more golden and honey-like. But oh well. I got forest-flavoured sweet awesomeness in jars, that's all I ever wanted
How is everyone's summer?
UPDATE: May has been awesome so far. Take a look: sta.sh/01j8hzj8pc1r Also, there's progress with the Wipferlsaft, and I now have Origami flowers an an Adipose
There's this thing my grandmother makes every year, she calls it Wipferlsaft which basically means something like "fir sprout juice". She stacks fir sprouts and sugar cubes in alternating layers into a preserving glass and lets it sit on the window bench until the sugar has dissolved completely over the course of some weeks. Then she sifts the juice, heats it up just enough for the sugar to caramelize slightly and then bottles the finished Wipferlsaft up into little jars.
It's an old recipe that's supposed to keep you healthy during winter or ease any cold you might have caught. Aside from that, it tastes amazingly forest-y and is awesome for sweetening tea.
This year I want to try making my own. Look what I got so far: sta.sh/028mogf35u3q
Aside from that, it's amusing to read through various parenting forums where people bitch about how it's dangerous and poisoning the kids. As far as I can tell, I'm still pretty alive, and so is the rest of my family, and we all grew up being fed with that stuff. Maybe they should have given me more aspirin when I was little, definitely less dangerous
Anyways, how have you people been?