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Juniper Berries


The small blue berries of the Juniper taste like Cypress needles smell. One of the classic tricks to cooking a “wild” flavored meat is to add the great Juniper Berries. They can be crushed and made into a paste with garlic, rosemary, and olive oil to make a great rub. They could be thrown in a stew, and, you cannot make an authentic sauerbraten without the addition of juniper berries. Try a few with sauerkraut as well. They are used to flavor gin, and are delicious with deer, rabbit, and quail.