Guest contributor, Betsy a longtime FSC Food Swapper, shares her favorite violet jelly recipe while also giving some nutritional information and tips & techniques for foraging, cleaning & preparing violets for jelly-making.
The new Ball FreshTECH countertop jam machine is actually a pretty cool appliance. Most of us on this site are way beyond this easy breezy cooker, but it does have its merits. Strawberry Lemon Marmalade is a great combo!
Marmalade, typically made with oranges, gets an extra zing when made with Meyer lemons. This recipe makes a wonderful sweet and tart accompaniment for toast or croissants, and it can also be used as a glaze for broiled meats or seafood...
When I'm elbow-deep in the harvest there is never enough time! Fortunately jelly and jam making fruit can be frozen for a bit of off-season preserving; it's also a great way to take the chill out of a winter kitchen!
It's time for me to start thinking about Christmas gifts, and wine jelly is at the top of my list. I believe this may be the simplest jelly I've ever made. It's definitely easy enough for a first jelly, and makes a great gift.