Raspberry Syrup

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.

Fuschia Mousse, Raspberry Syrup, Gluten-Free Lavender Shortbread
Fuschia Mousse, Raspberry Syrup, Gluten-Free Lavender Shortbread
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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

Use any dried berries to make your own version of this recipe
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch syrup
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 4 g dried raspberries
  • 200 mls water
  • 100 g fructose


  • Place the raspberries, water and fructose into a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium temperature
  • Leave to boil until the syrup just coats the back of a spoon
  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool
  • Place into a sterilized glass jar and keep in the fridge to use as needed
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10 thoughts on “Raspberry Syrup

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Pleased to find this recipe. I made this and thought it was good but a little flat in flavor so I added about 1 teaspoon of citric acid. BOOM! The whole thing just popped.

    Lemon juice would likely work too – but if you are food-nerd enough to keep dehydrated raspberry powder in your pantry, you probably have citric acid too.

    Now as soon as the sun finishes steeping our tea we will have the best raspberry iced tea ever!

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