Sunday, September 24, 2006

A Successful Day

Well, I filled my fruit dryer with sliced up plums, made 16 pints of salsa and 6 1/2 pints of red plum jelly and had soup simmering in the slow cooker all day. And then I went out to watch Redfish play at Monashee's last night and managed to stay all 3 sets (although my ears were plugged for most of the last 2 sets - I do feel a bit conspicuous, sitting there with my ears plugged...hehe. I danced with my friend Monique. An almost perfect day.

But the red plum jelly didn't set so I am about to open all those bottles and pour them back into the pot and add some pectin (the recipe said that plums have enough of their own pectin... not these ones, I guess). This is my first attempt at making jelly... ever. And then I will move on to the peaches and apples. I have secured a promise from Dean to help me make applesauce today...

3 comments:

Mary-Sue said...

wow! inspiring! i can just SEE those shelves full of the fruits of your labour...
you've inspired me to do more...
hope the plum jelly worked out? i always thought plums had enough pectin too, but ended up with lots of plum pancake syrup a couple of years ago...
missing you (in person)
xo

bum.by.the.sea said...

MMMM, you should make apple butter!!!! and i LOVE homemade jelly. it reminds me of grandma toner.

katie said...

i can relate to the hands over the ears--that's what i did when i went to the sting/annie lennox concert. i was surprised that it didn't seem to bother anyone else. maybe i just have poor concert etiquette.