A while back when I was experimenting with a product for our new business venture, Lisa the little faerie who designs my blog, mentioned a place that her mother recommended to buy the organic version. So finally this weekend we went on a mini road trip to place called Janda Baik which is about an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur.
We zipped along in her little Swift and had to double back a few times as we couldn't find the turnings, on one of them we were actually only a hundred meters away from our destination but had turned back as it looked as if it was heading towards a dead end. So after stopping to pick up some of the roasted chestnuts they sell along the way and checking with Lisa's mum again, we finally made it there!
The road was lined with vendors selling fresh produce, but I could not find what I was looking for. However I did stumble upon this
We've all seen the Rosella syrup and teas but here it was fresh and abundant. So I got myself half a kilo of this vitamin c packed wonder ruby and managed to slip in a few packets of their fresh veg. Though I didn't get what I originally came for, I found something I could experiment on!
So back at the cave, I decided to do my "double double toil and trouble, fire burn and caldron bubble". I first made the Rosella drink , by boiling and steeping the flowers
|It doesn't take long to boil and what a great colour!|
|Straining the flowers, and it's ready to drink, you can add sugar or honey to sweeten it|
|My home made Rosella Jam and Drink! Cheers!|
Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a great week ahead!