Have you heard the Albanian Saying “It set the boundary at the Cornelian Cherry tree”? Its origin is from ancient Illyria, where the Cornelian Cherry tree was considered to be sacred one. At that tome, whenever there were disputes among people about the boundaries of properties, the Council of Elders wound solve the dispute and would plant Cornelian Cherry trees to set the new boundary. This act served to finally seal the decided deal; in other words they set the boundary at the Cornelian Cherry trees -:)
Cornelian cherries are part of the forest fruits group, very famous as strong antioxidants that help combating diabetes and delays aging. Cornelian, in particular, has the ability to reduce internal fever; especially when is mixed with fresh pomegranate juice. Keeping these in kind, Grandma Xheni makes sure to always have ready Cornelian Tea at house. She uses the method of congealment to conserve the Cornelian fruits, which are harvested during summer. Today, we’ll share the recipe of Healthy Cornelian Cherries Tea:
There are two ingredients needed for preparation of Healthy Cornelian Cherries Tea: Cornelian Cherries fruits and filtered water. Make sure to get well-ripe Cornelian fruits, so the Tea will not need added-sugar. The Cornelian fruits in the photo are frozen ones, conserved at the congealment department of the fridge.
Wash the Cornelian fruits with abundant water and let them drain the water in a colander. Put the Cornelian fruits in a big stew-pot and add cold filtered water. For this preparation I used 1 kg of Cornelian Cherries fruits with 5 l of filtered water. Put it on medium heat and let it simmer.
Make sure to remove the scum that comes out in the surface. Allow the preparation to simmer until the Cornelian Fruits change their color into pallid pink. Remove from heat and press the Cornelian fruits with the help of a big spoon, in order to give off the whole flagrance.
Cover the stew-pot and let it cool down completely. Then, decant the tea by using a hemp.
Make sure to re-press the Cornelian fruits with the big spoon at the hemp too.
You may conserve the Healthy Cornelian Cherry Tea in glass bottles in the refreshing part of the fridge.
You may drink the Healthy Cornelian Cherry Tea every day, with added sugar or not. Grandma Xheni drinks it sweetened with a tea spoon of honey. Bon Appetite!
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Cornelian Cherry fruits could be conserved in the dried form too. I recall enjoying them a lot, when the grandma of my neighbor used to bring them to her. Cornelian Cherries could be processed as Cornelian Cherries Jam and Cornelian Brandy (raki). Cornelian Cherries Jam is uniquely tasty, as it comes a little sour. Cornelian Brandy is transparent, similar to filtered water, and is very healthy to be used as treatment for the body: one teaspoon per day.
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