Recipe For Raspberry Syrup Using Dried Berries

Some days you just need a little bit of sweetness. On those days I add my raspberry syrup to any dessert I have made. The colour alone is enough to make you feel so much better.

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When I was applying for my Masters Degree I had to get two letters of reference from friends. There were certain questions about my personality traits that had to be addressed. I asked a friend who was a Psychologist to complete one of them. It was an interesting exercise as he did the letter with me. The second letter of recommendation was completed by a friend. She had been an English teacher at our local high school. Not the one I attended, but she did teach several of my friends. In fact, she made Shakespeare come alive for me. But that is a story for another day. When I asked her to do this for me she was working for a company concentrating on marketing. I valued both of these testimonials even if the one shocked me. My fault was listed as being too kind.

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I consider it to be one of my positive traits, that I am kind, willing to help and basically a sweet person. But I can see Bev’s perspective. Sometimes that very generous part of me is what causes my hurts. And most recently, that hurt has come from someone very close to me. I have done my best to be available, not only as a physical presence, but as a listener. This person had numerous questions to ask me, and I have been truthful, as is my nature. But I feel that in some way I have been used. And I am not sure to what end. I cannot see the goal of why this person suddenly reached out, and just as abruptly shut me out. I opened my heart after nearly two years of silence and once again feel my kindness has been abused.

Raspberry Syrup

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Raspberry Syrup
 
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Ingredients
  • 4g dried raspberries
  • 200mls water
  • 100g fructose
Method
  1. Place the raspberries, water and fructose into a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium temperature
  2. Leave to boil until the syrup just coats the back of a spoon
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool
  4. Place into a sterilized glass jar and keep in the fridge to use as needed

 

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6 thoughts on “Recipe For Raspberry Syrup Using Dried Berries

  1. Ugh. I hate problems with people who are adults, especially. I just had to do some tough love for a friend who has been complaining about the same things for years, but not doing anything about any of the issues. I finally couldn’t take it anymore. I stand by what I said, and of course it was nothing hurtful, but she never paid attention to the important words, and said I hurt her feelings. So I apologized, because that wasn’t my intention. I think, however, she has started making headway, so I think she just didn’t want to admit that my words hit home with her. Good luck. Being a good listener is great, but if it’s 100% of the time, it not a relationship.

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    1. I have stopped friendships with people who ask for advice and don’t listen!

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  2. I am sorry Tandy, to read about your bad experience. This has happened to me often in my life as I am also a sympathetic and good listener. It is rarely reciprocated and I also often end up feeling used and abused. Hugs.

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    1. Hugs to you too!

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  3. You’re very kind Tandy and I know what you mean, I’m a giver too and sometimes you meet someone that just takes and that can have not so great consequences.

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    1. I wonder why we attract these type of people?

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