Saturday, September 5, 2015
Still got plums.....I think they are multiplying like gremlins. This was the second batch from yesterday. Plum Rum Nutty Conserve. Here's the recipe link: http://commonsensehome.com/plum-rum-nutty-conserve/ Still have enough plums to do two more recipes...but honestly this plum stuff is all starting to taste and look the same to me. Next on the agenda are the three bags of raspberries and blackberries I picked, washed, dried and froze to do something with at a later time. Found an interesting recipe for Raspberry Pie Filling and Blackberries in Framboise. Last weekend I used a small jar of apple preserves my friend Renee and I made (two years ago) in a puff pastry for an easy breakfast pastry. Here's the recipe for the Plum Rum Nutty Conserve: http://commonsensehome.com/plum-rum-nutty-conserve/
Friday, September 4, 2015
Found this recipe via Pinterest. Plum Rosemary and Orange Jam. Used rosemary from the garden and the plums from plum tree #2. Gave most of the plums away for free and just kept one basket to make stuff for us. Here's the link to the recipe I used. The lady forgot to tell you when to add the Orange Extract...so I just tossed it in with the rosemary during the boiling time. It tastes good. http://untrainedhousewife.com/how-to-can-orange-rosemary-plum-jam Jar count: 166-ish.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Done :) Yeah :) Gigantic! Unknown yarn...did I mention gigantic? Harris Tweed Socks pattern from a How to Knit Socks book. Changed the toe shaping to kitchener. These have been sitting around unfinished for a long time. I started them when I was new to sock knitting and the toe finishing was kicking my butt. Put it away ..... for a couple of years and just took them out of hiding yesterday. Unstitched some of the toes and just reworked a couple of the last rows of decreases and did kitchener instead of some sort of alternating stitches on two double pointed needle method. What??? No. Happy with the results....really happy the gigantic socks are done :)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Okay there aren't enough plum canning recipes in the world for me to use all of these. Gave away 4 bags already and am taking the bulk of these to the farmer's market. Or maybe I'll just stick them at the end of the driveway with a "Free Plums" sign.