ahhhhhhhhhhhh...fowlers.... its worth doing just to get to look at those lovely jars full of loveliness!!
Love that apple peeler thingamijig!!Enjoy your crop Nanna!!
Fantastic Leonie! I love it. I ignore all the naysayers as well. Why crochet your own throw? Why make your sons clothes? Because I enjoy it and because I can. I can't wait to make my own jam, it is high on my list. :)
go nanna Guld!i can absolutely vouch for the deliciousness of those them apples dear.and....mmmmm fowlers...if a heaven exists, there'd be shelves full of fowlers jars and of course chai :)
Oh you are a modern day little red hen! (remember that fable?) Which means those apples will taste all the sweeter. The smell must have been amaaaazing! Yum.
Got 24 jars of pears done. apples are next & then figs!well done for "preserving" a part of womanhood too. It feels so good to nourish my family from things we made/produced with our own hands.have a happy day!
Gosh, and here I am thinking I'm amazing for just peeling and stewing 6 measly apples that were left over from last week's fruit box!I love the sound of your life on your little property. I know it has its up and down sides, but it seems dreamy. Keep on preserving it!
Its like the story of the hen who plants and harvests the wheat and grinds it into flour and bakes the bread all by herself...but everyone wants to eat the bread..For the life of me I cannot recall the name of the story- speaking of nannas....
Did your knocking friends know that the preserved fruit you buy from the supermarket is "washed" in a hydrochloric acid bath to dissolve the peel. Hmph, didn't think so.You go girl!
Go preserver-lady go! I have such fond memories of when I was a tiny tacker and mum preserving fruit all summer long, like a mad scientist with her massive pans full of steaming water and bubbling preserving bottles on the stove. Then all winter long gaoing to the back cupboard after dinner and choosing which home-preserved fruit to have for our dessert. The cherries were always my fave. Peaches not bad either! Mmmmmmm
we looked at making our own cider with fresh apples and decided against it when we realised we couldn't even get that many apples home!
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