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faylisa Wed 03-Oct-07 14:10:12

I was given some dried juniper berries as a present (!). Other than attempt to make gin..., what could I do with them???

Hallgerda Wed 03-Oct-07 14:16:20

Juniper berry and lemon balm tea has a calming effect and tastes rather nice. Iirc you're not supposed to eat juniper berries if pregnant (I don't know whether that's relevant to you).

legalalien Wed 03-Oct-07 14:17:34

interesting gift!

I bought some the other day with the intention of cooking this www.cuisine.co.nz/index.cfm?pageId=26606 - haven't done so yet, so can't vouch for the recipe - but usually the ones on this site are reliable.

faylisa Wed 03-Oct-07 19:36:53

Thanks for the tips - I will def try the pork chops recipe and might try putting them in some hot water with lemon.

iota Wed 03-Oct-07 19:37:35

personally I'd throw them in the bin - they are vile smile

Hallgerda Wed 03-Oct-07 19:41:28

You're not a gin soaked harridan then, iota? grin

Carmenere Wed 03-Oct-07 19:44:27

They go really well with venison

iota Wed 03-Oct-07 19:48:03

nah I'm just a harridan

Tinker Wed 03-Oct-07 19:48:19

Crush them and add them to pork/sausage casseroles made with cider.

iota Wed 03-Oct-07 19:49:51

Delia's [[http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/venison-sausages-braised-in-red-wine,1247,RC.html ]]

was the recipe we tried.

Much nicer without the juniper berries

iota Wed 03-Oct-07 19:50:37

www.deliaonline.com/recipes/venison-sausages-braised-in-red-wine,1247,RC.html

faylisa Wed 03-Oct-07 20:04:00

I think I'll give one recipe a go and if I don't like it then I'll take Iota's advice and throw them away! Thanks everyone

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