Monday, 17 October 2011

Crab apple noon



The best bit of making crab apple jelly
is eating the skimmed off foam
with a bowl of Greek yogurt.
The second best bit
is making a tower out of the dangerously hot jars.


The third best bit 
will be a bit of action with the pinking shears and
sprigged fabric but I must attend to more
pressing matters now.

13 comments:

  1. I hope the pressing matters will be dealt with in time to get pinking for crab apple eve. Your tower is beautiful.

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  2. Quite the little dare-devil aren't you? I'm glad you didn't get burned. Your jelly looks very pretty. I put chilli in mine this year.

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  3. I see your recent move is morphing this blog into the country diary of an Edwardian Lady..
    Beautiful shots.. and colour..

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  4. Such daring with your tower of jars. My nightmare scenario is shattered jars of hot jelly.

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  5. You are ahead of me Mise. Chilli in apple jelly is quite daring Toffeeapple and actually I did get burned but that was when I forgot that I had sterilised the jars in a hot oven. Jof I actually did crabapple jelly from Brother's suburban housing estate tree one year. Sue, the shattered jars were a distinct possibility. What was I thinking?

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  6. I want to know where you got that almost spherical jar..... SUCH a pretty tower, I don't blame you for playing with such lovely coloured jellies............

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  7. I'm very excitied to find someone else who builds jelly jar towers- I thought I was the only mad woman out there!

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  8. I hope you wore your natural-born countrywoman's pinny when doing all of this?

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  9. beautiful & I bet it tastes divine

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  10. You do live dangerously!
    Those jars are gorgeous rubies in the sunlight.

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  11. I will wear the apron to do the pinking shearing I promise. The spherical jar came with mustard in it I think and has been saved for this moment in the sun.

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  12. You have a wonderful stock of jelly for the winter. One always feel rich when the jam cupboard is well stocked.
    Thank you for sharing your images
    Helen xx

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