Star anise and uses for it

United States
January 2, 2010 5:28pm CST
I just came into about 10 lbs. of star anise. There is no way we will be able to eat all of it but I know I can use it in crafts. We made Christmas ornaments and I put them on candles but I need some other fresh Ideas if any one has some.
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@celticeagle (121111)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 10
Stick them on oranges and put a string in one of the pins to hang it for a fresh orange and anise scent in your household. It is nice to add to teas. Also good to add alittle of to spice cakes, cupcakes, etc. Can be chewed for a breath freshener. Also good in fruit capotes, liquers (anisette and pernod), chinese dishes and in dishes where you slow merinate meat like fish, lamb and beef. Also in some Vietnamese and Malaysian recipes. Here is a link for many anise recipes: http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Star%20Anise%20Recipes.htm
@celticeagle (121111)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan 10
My preference would be the brandy.
• United States
4 Jan 10
That's what I was thinking!
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@celticeagle (121111)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jan 10
To me vodka is just nasty!
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hi O-lady. If all else fails, you can share them with family and friends or donate some of them to shelters and such. I love anise!! Yum. Karen
• United States
3 Jan 10
Oh don't worry about the sharing it's been sent to any family member who wants it even cross country. Our food kitchen (the only one in area as we are rural) had no use for it. :( Now it's a challenge though to find new uses.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Jan 10
that's alot of anise....I don't have any ideas how you could use it in crafts but it would make nice gifts for others...