Category Archive: Drinks

Birch Sap Drink

It is a season when we can collect fresh birch sap and make super delicious drink. The sap looks like water, clear and almost tasteless. Add lemon juice and sugar for taste, you may also add some mapple syrup instead of or in addition to sugar.  This will add even more vitamins/minerals as well as additional …

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Berry Kvass

Berry kvass is a modification of apple kvass and also is really good. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup blackberries 4 qt 6 oz (4 liter) water 6 tbsp apple vinegar 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh or concentrate 1 tbsp instant coffee 1 tsp fresh active dry yeast (add 1/2 tsp …

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Apple Kvass

This non-alcoholic beverage is very popular in Ukraine and good during hot weather.  There are many different recipes of kvass and this is one of my favorite. Ingredients: 2 cup apple juice 4 qt 6 oz (4 liter) water 6 tbsp apple vinegar 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh or concentrate 1 tbsp instant coffee 1 …

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Kissel

  Kissel is a popular European drink/dessert, made from fruits or berries, and thickened with potato starch (corn starch won’t work). Ingredients: 6 cup water 2 1/4 cup mix of blackberries and blueberries 4 tbsp potato starch 3/4 cup sugar Directions: Put berries in a pot with water, bring to boil, reduce heat, cook for about 5 minutes. …

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Apple-Berry Kompot (Compote)

Kompot is very easy to make, and is a popular, healthy drink. It can be made from any fruits and/or berries. Ingredients: 2 cup apple chunks/cubes 1 cup blackberries or blueberries (or mix of both) 7 cup water 5 oz (140 g) sugar or to taste Directions: Put the fruits/berries into the water, bring to a …

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Canned Berries

It is really nice having several blueberry bushes on my backyard. Every summer I can enjoy this highly beneficial gift of nature without paying extra money. Right behind my backyard fence, there’s a nice trail with blackberry bushes alongside. It’s another blessing, to collect some blueberries when it’s a season. This little piece of nature …

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