Sunday, July 03, 2011

It's really so easy

The simplest things we grow in the garden is garlic.  I think it is the most worthwhile as well.  You take  a single clove and put it in a hole in November and this is what you pull out in July.   We use red garlic and the taste is awesome also. 
We had a huge crop of raspberries so far also.  These are only slightly more work.  I made jelly tonight so that the four quarts I picked this morning wouldn't go to waste.  Curious: why do classic recipes make such a huge deal about the foam?  Am I barbaric for not needing a perfectly clear and clean jelly surface?

4 comments:

Leslie @ NE Portland Bungalow said...

Never made my own jelly. Am I right to assume that that would be amazing over a scoop of vanilla ice cream?? It looks great!

Chris said...

The jelly making is a little tricky in that you need to follw the directions precisely for it to solidify. I made a cherry that didn't jell up and I used it on ice cream and pancakes. Good stuff.

eastsidebungalow said...

I think it has to do with preservation of the canned goods because air bubbles can leave a spot for bacteria to grow. This is probably more important with other foods and jams and jellies should be fine because of the high sugar content. And as long as you inspect your canned goods before consumption you should be fine.

Chris said...

That's good to know. You really boil the hell out of this stuff and process it for a good time so I'd be shocked that anything could grow in there though. Good thing most of it gets eaten quick.