Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Another Hitchhiker Scarf


Hmmmm not thrilled with the overall look of this one.  Hitchhiker is my go to brainless knitting pattern. Used a Mini Mochi yarn so it feels great but I'm just not sure how I feel about the stripe-y look of it. It's going to be hard to top that Leftie Scarf.  Working on another one now.  Wish that one was faster because Christmas is coming :) 

Canning Season Has Started

Found more than half a dozen really mature and huge black raspberry bushes on the property. Had no idea they were out there but the bear did.....So I guess I really didn't need to buy those three plants from the Tractor Supply Warehouse.  I'm picking about 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. every other day :) The first thing I made was a batch of traditional jelly.  That was a first....it gelled :) Yes :)  Then last night I made something called "Sundae In a Jar".  It's a topping for ice cream but you could add a banana and whip cream and make a banana split.    Only took about an hour and a half to do it too.  I have approximately 10 lbs. of berries in the freezer that I have to do something with.  I'm getting requests for more of the Raspberry Chipotle Jelly I made last year.  Last year's version was the freezer jelly....but I found a recipe for the traditional method on the Ball canning website.  That should make it easier to mail to the "requesters"   :) 
 

Sunday In a Jar in the making
 

http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipes/black-raspberry-jelly-recipe
Traditional Raspberry Jelly

 

Couldn't find the link on the Ball site but this is the same recipe on her blog.
http://canningdiva.com/sundae-in-a-jar/
Sundae in a Jar finished