Tuesday, May 25, 2010

rain and rose-colored jelly

forgive my absence, but it has rained every single day since last tuesday. our clothesline days have been temporarily suspended. the grey makes for hard photo-ing too. but colden and marc (who took this photo) did find a bright spot during the street fair saturday. and a red balloon! we even had a rainbow at our gathering on sunday!

i did spend some good indoor chilly weather cooking up some rose petal jelly to chase away the rainy day blues. (oh yes, and did some baking.) i used:

4 cups rose petals
4 cups water
2 1/5 cups honey
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 pkg. of pomona's

i chopped the rose petals and simmered for a long time, so i replaced some of the water that boiled off. the honey was an orange blossom variety from azure, so the jelly tastes exquisite. like sweet orange-y rosiness. we're going to make a whole lot more.

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