It’s Sumac Season! You Know What That Means!

Sumacade. Or Sumac Lemonade. A lot of people aren’t aware that you can make a berry flavored drink out of the sumac tree “flowers”. We weren’t aware either until a few years ago. My husband loves it. I need to add a little sugar to mine due to it’s tartness. But overall, it is quite delicious and of course nutritious. It has been used, especially in the Middle East, as an aid in digestion. A recent study is also stating that sumac may contain some great antioxidant properties.

As my friend and I were taking some photos last night, I spotted this Sumac tree, which reminded me to start the hunt! If you don’t want to make Sumacade, you can always dry the flowers and grind them into a spice. Try buying some online and see the prices that Sumac spice goes for! Come on, get your adventure boots on and go for a walk! Try some Sumacade. Read this article for the how-to’s and to get familiar with Sumac first and then enjoy something new.

Side note: I usually share my pictures after I get back from a photo shoot, but I was in a blah photographic mood. It was a bazillion degrees outside and the mosquitoes and gnats found me to be especially delicious. And this is what happens when I am in a blah photographic mood. I start taking pictures of…well, my own feet. My toes are like fingers they’re so long! Look at those puppies! Oh…and there’s a picture of my friend…taking a picture. Huh. Not exactly award-winning, are they?







Ok, wait…here’s one I liked:

There’s hope for me yet. Maybe next time it will only be a million degrees and I’ll do better. Maybe.


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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One Response to It’s Sumac Season! You Know What That Means!

  1. Interesting! I’ve never heard of Sumacade. We have a sumac tree and I’ll have to try this.

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