Gemini Season is May 21-June 21. This playful air sign is all about communication, perfect for a juicy, fuzzy sweet peach. Gemini is a constellation in the northern sky, one of the zodiac constellations. It is located between Taurus and Cancer. The constellation is dominated by Castor and Pollux, twins conceived by different fathers to originate two bright stars that appear relatively close together, forming an o shape.
The Gemini Stir is a lively fusion of peach with hints of deep maple topped off with a mellow and honey-ish taste. Peaches are a flavorful fruit, often associated with relationships and used as a symbol of love and typically come into season and are trucked up to Wisconsin (where I live) starting in June. Check out this informative and enjoyable episode from Wisconsin Foodie to learn more about the process.
✨If you have the space and funds, take advantage of bulk deals and dehydrate extra peaches for a peachy winter escape. They also provide a rich-tasting finish to this gourmet kombucha recipe.
Maple syrup is a decadent addition to homemade kombucha. Wisconsin is known for its dairy, cheese, and beer, but quality maple syrup is another delicious product that the state is known for. Made from the sap of sugar maple trees, Wisconsinites have plenty of local options. Many producers ship, if you don’t live around local maple syrup ????
- Peach – fresh, frozen and thawed, or dehydrated (1+ tbsp)
- Maple Syrup (1 squirt)
- Chamomile – dried flower petals (2 tsp)
???? More about chamomile Chamomile is a popular garden flower known for its daisy-like appearance and calming properties. It is a self-seeding annual, meaning it will reseed itself year after year, so you may find chamomile popping up in your garden every year.
Around this time of year, volunteer chamomiles start popping up in my garden and overwintered pots.
Dried chamomile flowers are a favorite for my homegrown nighttime tea blends. They also provide a rich-tasting finish to this gourmet kombucha recipe. If chamomile grows in your garden, you can harvest the flowers when they are fully open.
To dry the flowers, spread them out in an airy basket, on a screen, or a piece of paper in a well-ventilated area. The flowers should be dry within a few days. Once the flowers are dry, you can store them in an airtight container for up to a year. With a bit of care, you can enjoy chamomile flowers in your garden year after year.