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{homemade rhubarb vanilla syrup}


We had my aunt over for dinner on Saturday. Not only did she bring some beautiful flowers from her garden, she also brought freshly picked rhubarb.

I love the taste of rhubarb! It always reminds me of childhood and summer — a great combination. ;)

So, on Sunday I got to work and made this delicious rhubarb vanilla syrup.
It’s such an easy recipe and so refreshing on a hot summer day (I know it’s not officially summer yet — but it sure is hot already! ;) ). Just mix with club soda and ice cubes. Yum!

It’s also great on ice cream, yogurt or drizzled over hot pancakes. I actually had it on some chia seed pudding my mom brought me over today. Deeelicious!!



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{rhubarb syrup}

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We had my aunt over for dinner on Saturday. Not only did she bring some beautiful flowers from her garden, she also brought …


  • 6 cups rhubarb {about 1kg/2 pounds}
  • 12 cups sugar {340g}
  • 12 cups water {350ml}
  • 1 vanilla bean sliced & scraped


  1. Wash and cut rhubarb into about 34 inch (2 cm) pieces.
  2. Combine ingredients in medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer.
  3. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, until rhubarb is broken down. Stir occasionally.
  4. Use a fine-meshed strainer or cheesecloth to separate the syrup from the pulp. Press the solids with a wooden spoon to get all the liquid out.
  5. Boil out the bottles to sterilize them before pouring the syrup. It should keep for about a month if kept cold.
  6. The leftover pulp makes a great jam, so just keep them in a sterilized jar. This keeps for about a week in the fridge.

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    Tuesday June 10th, 2014 at 05:06 PM

    mmmh, köstlicher sirup und schöne fotos!!!
    fühl dich gegrüßt, gedrückt und geküsst…

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    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
    Tuesday June 10th, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    This sounds devine! I love rhubarb and I think it would be delicious on pancakes, I will be trying this one. Pinned and shared! Thank you for stopping by our party.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    Jenny Lynn
    Thursday June 12th, 2014 at 02:40 PM

    Hmmm, sounds wonderful. Bookmarking the recipe to give a try as soon as I can get my hands on some rhubarb.

    Jenny@ Jennylynndesignz

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday June 12th, 2014 at 07:50 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Jenny Lynn! :)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Elisaberth Andree
    Thursday June 12th, 2014 at 08:29 PM

    Hello Vanessa,
    Mmmm, that looks delicious, I think I will try your recipe sometime.
    And your pictures look beautiful!
    Have a lovely evening!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday June 14th, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Andrée! :)
      Let me know how you like the recipe if you give it a try.
      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      Are you watching any of the World Cup?
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Carolyn | homework
    Saturday June 14th, 2014 at 05:31 AM

    Beautiful and I’m sure so refreshing! You were featured in the spotlight!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    carolyn ~ homework

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    Amy | Canary Street Crafts
    Monday June 16th, 2014 at 01:59 PM

    This looks delicious Vanessa! My sister in law has a ton of rhubarb and was just asking if I knew what she could do with it. Now I have a recipe to give her :)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday June 21st, 2014 at 09:04 PM

      Thank you so much, Amy! :)
      Let me know how your sister in law liked the syrup.
      I hope to see you again tonight for the {nifty thrifty sunday} link party!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Thursday June 19th, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Featuring tomorrow at Bacon Time! :)

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    Tuesday June 24th, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    This looks so good! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. It is always a pleasure to have you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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