Last month kind of took it out of me. This month we just made a shrub. But we documented the shit out of it.
We used the Serious Eats cold pressed shrub recipe. The beginnings of macerated raspberries. Left it in the fridge for a few days.
Used our conical strainer to get rid of the seeds.
Oh, and we used Mexican raspberries. Let's see how much longer we'll get to import these delicious things. America is already great, people. Don't let anyone tell you anything else.
We tried a few different vinegars; red wine, apple cider, champagne, white wine... Ended up with the TJ red wine vinegar. And we found the bottles at IKEA. Of course. Because IKEA has everything.
One of my co-workers who is an ex-chef, got excited when I was telling him about the March Challenge. He was going on about mint, and sassafras root, and ginger, so many cool ways to make shrubs, and I realized ours is basically Shrubbery 101, and his ideas were graduate level classes. It was a cool challenge, but our efforts were kind of C-. However, we finished. And this month, that felt like good enough.