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dried sorrel or hibiscus in syrup in Seattle

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Violet Strychnine Sep 20, 2009 04:24 PM

Anyone know where I can find dried sorrel or hibiscus in syrup in Seattle? So far my search has come up empty.

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  1. babette feasts RE: Violet Strychnine Sep 20, 2009 05:17 PM

    No, but dried hibiscus <jamaica> can be found in stores with lots of Mexican foods. I saw some at one of the Mexican stores in the Market last week, I think it was $2.50 for a decent sized bag - like quart bag size.

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      Violet Strychnine RE: babette feasts Sep 20, 2009 11:24 PM

      Awesome, thanks.

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      evergreengirl RE: Violet Strychnine Sep 22, 2009 05:43 PM

      It seems 'dried sorrel' is the same as jamaica, which is the same as dried hibiscus. (fwiw, the name is shortened from 'Rosa de Jamaica', or 'Rose of Jamaica', because hibiscus flowers looked like roses, found in Jamaica by conquistadors).

      How's your food trip around the world going, btw?

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        Violet Strychnine RE: evergreengirl Sep 23, 2009 12:20 AM

        I thought it was the same but then I came across an article comparing different types of hibiscus. I'm pretty sure either will work. Semantics I suppose.

        My project is going super well. I'm cooking Antigua & Barbuda this week. Only 197 to go! :)

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        davidbali RE: Violet Strychnine Dec 29, 2009 03:08 AM

        i just saw it in Seattle at the little market in the Pike Place Market -- don't know the name of it but it is near Pike Western Wine, and the original Starbucks. Almost bought some but decided to try to make some myself. It was on display as something to add to champagne for the holidays.

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