1/8 c. zinnia petals, tightly packed
4 c. water
Zest from 1 lime
2 sprigs fresh mint leaves
1 c. lime juice
1 c. sugar
Rinse zinnia petals and place in small saucepan. Add 1 c. sugar, 1 c. water, lime zest and mint. Heat mixture until sugar dissolves. (Don’t boil.) Remove from heat and let syrup cool 5 minutes. Strain syrup through colander. Add lime juice and remaining water by pouring through strainer that still contains boiled zest, petals and mint. Chill and serve over ice. Note: Can freeze ice with mint leaves in them.
CANDIED OR CRYSTALLIZED FLOWERS
Suggested Flowers: Apple or Plum Blossoms, Lilac Florets, Rose Petals, Scented Geraniums, Violas, Violets
Rinse and dry edible flower blossoms separated from the stem.
1 extra large egg white, room temperature
Few drops of water
About 1 c. super-fine sugar
1 small paint brush
A baking rack covered with waxed paper
In small bowl, lightly beat egg white and water until the white shows a few bubbles....
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