First of all, a big thank-you to Pauline and Lovella!
A delicious, and easy, whole-wheat bread recipe from Lovella’s mom by love, Pauline. So good!
My kitchen has been in full swing ever since the cooler weather. Bread, cookies, cake and I’m just about ready to boil up my final batch of Nannie’s Mustard Pickles. 19 bottles stored on the basement shelves and, hopefully, 7 or 8 more today.
Here’s the next canning project. Look what Roger brought home from a wedding the other day.
The sweet bride thought that I might put her apple and pear wedding decor to good use. The apples and pears are wonderful fresh, but I thought I might like to try crab-apple jelly.
I have a faint memory of trying it when I was first married – a dismal failure! Just like Meg in Little Women “the dreadful stuff wouldn’t jell!”
That memory makes me a bit cautious to try again. But the crab-apples are so lovely and red – I don’t want to let them go to waste.
So . . . if you have any crab-apple jelly making tips, please share!
I’m sure you don’t want me to end up like this:
In the kitchen reigned confusion and despair. One edition of jelly was trickled from pot to pot, another lay upon the floor, and a third was burning gaily on the stove . . . The jelly was still in a hopelessly liquid state, while Meg, with her apron over her head, sat sobbing dismally.