Sunday, January 06, 2008

A different creation..

It is that time of year when we are surrounded by beautiful stoned fruits - delicious warm from the fruit bowl each time I pass by. And then the calling. Something within says I must make provision, lay up stores. A silly idea in a land of plenty - especially when I eat two jars of jam a year.
And yet the delight I have taken, refining this Apricot jam recipe - it is now over 60%fruit, the rest sugar and pectin. I enjoy the process of sterilizing jars, melting wax, and the sweet, sweet scent of the apricots as they bubble away. I keep looking at my colourful jars of fruit 15 of them now, and a feeling of fulfillment comes from within.
I'm off to try a new apricot chutney recipe...soon the strawberries will arrive...

8 comments:

dogfaeriex5 said...

i am imagining how decadent this would taste on some buttered toast...mmmmmmm and of course a nice hot cuppa coffee or tea.....
xoxox

Doreen G said...

Julie I was given a jar of homemade Apricot chutney yesterday MMMM yummy.

Janet said...

There must be no end to your talents! Those jars of jam look like jewels sparkling in the sun. I love apricot anything!

Dawnie said...

and one of those has my name on it mmm. Its all mine I tell you, all mine no matter how fast my family batter their eyes at me.he-he
Woo Hoo a fresh baked loaf with Julie Jam and hot milo, now thats a grand start to the day.
Looks delish 'miss'
Now away with me to tidy my craft room as Ive a pal coming Thursday, he-he

L-INKed to paper said...

OH Yum! I can smell those apricots from here,I can almost taste them if I close my eyes and imagine very hard. They look so pretty, like little stained glass windows allowing a warm sunshine hue fill the room, thanks for sharing these with us Julie, I'm doing my happy dance! Cheers from Charmaine xx

Still Waters Studio said...

I'm envious of the fresh stone fruit. A late freeze knocked out all of the local fruit this year except the strawberries.
Your jam is beautiful.
Sherry

Dot said...

Yummm...I love Apricot jam....maybe I can taste some when I come to stay at your place!

One Crabapple said...

o-o-o my gosh. Ohmmmmmmmm.....this looks SOOO GOOD. oh ho ho....so good.