Monday, June 9, 2008

Home Preserving


Two of the teacher gifts have been put up. I thought the chunks of beeswax smelled good and would make the scarves smell good. Mostly it's just a visual. I've been reading Home Preserving and have plans for strawberry jam, red onion marmalade and whatever else looks good at the market this summer. The wine jellies sound so good. I like to say "jelly bag", although when I say it, I'm thinking "jello bag."

5 comments:

gillie said...

I love bottling, jams, jellies, preserves. I spent a couple of summers in North Dakota as a child and was in awe of the bottles of fruit and vegetables in the basement. I think I am trying to recreate that .... the only thing is I think we bottle and preserve more than even we can eat!

What I love most of all, is not just preserving but foraging for wild fruit/flowers/mushrooms and preserving them. Somehow they are just a little bit more special when we eat them in the dark winter days.

tina said...

Mrs. Lear!!!! I also love preserving and I have been lax for the past two summers.

I adore the teachers gifts put up so! So wonderfully creative and sweet!

Karen said...

Ah - thank you! - now I know what you did with the beeswax. I've heard it is good for treating the needles when one is paper piercing: I feel a session of that coming on....think I have a beeswax candle somewhere....
Do your kids get to see the teacher open her present and report back to you?

Cristina said...

mmmm...what do wine jellies go with?

Sel and Poivre said...

As always your post is nothing short of inspirational!