Friday, August 28, 2015

Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun Scarf

  Just a fun one.  The pattern is on Ravelry called The Witch's Hug.  I changed it up a bit. The pattern calls for the hands and the "arms" to be the same color green. I changed the arms to black and added a ruffled cuff.  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Spiced Plum Raisin Sauce

Used up  a ton of plums with this one.  I just made up my own recipe: plums, raisins, brown sugar, regular sugar, ground ginger, ground cloves, orange peel, orange juice and cinnamon.  I'm done with all the plums from plum tree #1 and plum tree #2 still isn't ripe :) 


Asian Plum Sauce and Chicken Wing Sauce

Super productive day yesterday.  I got two different recipes done.  Started around 7 a.m. and made four jars of chicken wing sauce.  Took a break, ran errands and hit the grocery store for ingredients I needed for round two.  Then in the afternoon, I started to tackle the plums.  We picked one tree so far and got around 20 lbs. of plums. The other tree is a different type of plum and isn't ready yet. Good!  Stay not ready for a while :)   I made 11 jars of Asian plum sauce which only used 4 lbs. of plums.  Today maybe jelly...whatever recipe calls for the most plums :) I had leftover tomatoes so I gave them to the chickens.  I don't think I can look at another tomato.  Sorry I can't find the recipes on line.  The plum sauce recipe is from the book Preserving Made Easy by Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard and the chicken wing sauce recipe is from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.






Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Antipasto Relish

(9) 1/2 pints of antipasto relish done today :)  My tomatoes are winding down...thank God.  Tonight I pick plums from the plum trees.  Shoot me now :)  Have about 2/3rds of this basket of tomatoes still to do something with.   Here's the recipe link:  http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipe/antipasto-relish