Thursday, January 13, 2011

Advancing the Pie and Preserves Agenda

Yes really. And beer, too.

I could blame the weather, or the fact that suddenly I have a ton of food coming out of my garden (happy surprise, that!) or the fact that I found a wonderful book on preserving fruit and making all kinds of yummy things like mint syrup and something intriguing called "fruit cheese" - but mostly, I want summer to stick around, and this November rain phenomenon arriving in mid-August is just NOT ON I tell you.

So I'm fighting it by advancing an agenda of fruit preserves, pie and other summery things as much as I can.

In the end, I managed to make a half dozen jars of delicious plum - raspberry jelly - or I guess really it's jam, because I left it chunky. A couple jars were gifted, and I ate the rest happily.


Katie said...

Sounds delicious! I was just remembering how much I adore blackberry jam. This reminds me that I need to pick some up.

Margo said...

Katie!! I'm so glad you stopped by. I've been out of blogging for a while because my home hard-drive seized up. Lucky my most important stuff resides on an external drive, but it's put a crimp in my electronic style! I'm slowly catching up on posting stuff... more blithering garden idiocy on the way!
and yes, black berries... nomminess!!