Tip 1: How to cook pine cones

to eat pine nuts, have to wait for the fall, because in this period the cedar cones become hard and they can husk without much effort.But what if you want to try nuts in the summer?
you need
  • - pan
  • - bumps
  • - water
  • - grass
  • - skimmer
Guide
1
kernels cones ripen long before "shell "will be firm and dry.To dry pine cones, try to boil it.Dial the required number of cones and look capacious pot, but only the one with which after cooking you will not be sorry to leave.The fact that due to excessive heat dissipated resin inevitably settles on the walls and it is practically impossible to wash.
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Place cones on the bottom of the tank, fill them so that they are completely under water.Another subtlety: to keep the pop-cones under water, put the top layer of dense grass.If you are going to save the broth to use it for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes, put the grass, which should be a part of the broth.In addition, quite a dense layer of grass will not allow the resin secreted again t
o settle on the cones.
3
After boiling brew leave languish on low heat.To remove it from the stove, you can if you feel a particular resinous smell (but no longer than 45 minutes).On average, to pine cones open, it will be enough for 20-30 minutes.By the way, cook them appropriately alone, since not all family members will be pleasant exuded a heavy scent.Even better, for this procedure you select a location in the open air.
4
Remove the pan from the heat, the grass catch skimmer.After that, remove from boiling water and place cones or to spread out the fabric, such as an old towel or on a surface that will allow water to drain.And when bumps cool, you can easily husk by hand, because after cooking, they are solid and they have no resin.

Tip 2: How to cook the jam cedar

jam cedar cones - unusual but very useful delicacy.Cedar jam able to have a positive effect for coughs, colds and other diseases.At the same time it has an amazing taste and rich aroma.
How to cook the jam cedar
you need
  • - 1 kilogram of pine cones;
  • - 2 liters of water;
  • - 5 kilograms of sugar.
Guide
1
To prepare this unusual jam, pick up pine cones and rinse thoroughly under cold running water.After washing, be sure to dry the cones, for that place them on kitchen paper towel.
2
Next you'll need a large enamel pot.Put the pan in the pine cones, fill them with cold water so that it covers the bumps and a half centimeters.Leave them to soak in water for a day.
3
When the time drain and fill the cones again.Water also should cover them for one and a half centimeters.Enamel pot set on low heat and boil cones for twenty minutes so that they are completely softened.
4
Start the cooking syrup.Take sugar from the following calculation: 400 milliliters of water is required per kilogram of sugar.After the cones completely softened, drain them with water and immerse them in sugar syrup to boil for twenty-five minutes.Cook pine cones in syrup over medium heat.
5
then reduce heat and cook jam cedar cones until tender.The finished hot jam pour into a clean, dry banks and close lid.
6
Useful jam pine cones ready.This delicacy is very useful to use in the fall and winter.It can be given to children with milk or hot tea.It will cope with a cough and colds, because during cooking syrup bumps transmit its medicinal qualities.
Note
jam pine cones are also useful in pulmonary tuberculosis, influenza, sore throat.If you eat a few spoonfuls of the jam before going to bed, the morning will already see the positive mitigating actions.
If you jam clogging plastic caps, then it is necessary to store it in the cold.Needless
thick jam, you can be diluted with boiled water.
Pregnant women and young children who are prone to allergies, you should use the jam from cones in small portions.
Helpful Hint
In order to properly prepare jam pine cones, it is necessary to collect them in time to the period when the buds are still green, and carefully cut them with a tree.
This jam you can cook not only from pine cones, but also from pine cones and cones of spruce.
properly cooked jam cedar should have a dark amber color and has a wonderful taste and aroma.
Note
decoction of pine cones helps with diseases of the skin, joints and osteochondrosis.Before application of this folk remedy you should consult with your doctor.

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