Showing posts from July, 2011

Love to tumble;~)

For your viewing pleasure~ ~ ~ ~ A super duper random post☺
Did I mention I got a rock tumbler this past Christmas? (Thanks Honey!) I. LOVE. MY. ROCK. TUMBLER. The colors are even more awesome in person.

I'm thinking wire wrapping;~)

An update on the liqueur..... It's awesome!!! But only after I ~re-fruited~ with frozen fruit. I totally recommend using the frozen fruit! It has a much stronger fruit flavor. YUM!
I did take the time to play with some copper wire.
Since finishing up with the 'jam-fest' I have also canned two batches of salsa, 16 jars of "dilly beans" (pickled green beans☺) 20 jars of hot, pickled cauliflower (LOVE that stuff!) and so far, 6 jars of  "Mom's" pickled beets. (I am completely addicted to this canning thing)
Oh, And the alien has hatched;~)
 They are calling for rain this weekend and  I actually hope they are right this once. I really miss my clay and a rainy weekend would be the perfect time to play.

I think I have gone totally insane

I am 47 years old and have never 'successfully' canned anything in my life. Until now.
In the last month I have canned over 100 jars of jam. I made Blackberry Jam, Strawberry Rhubarb (good strawberry flavor, a little sweet) ~~then after altering the recipe for my taste~~ Rhubarb Strawberry (more rhubarb than strawberry and not too sweet)
Outside of strawberry rhubarb pie, I never really had any use for rhubarb until I found this recipe for rhubarb butter.
(You may have guessed that I have an excess of rhubarb. When we bought the house, it came with rhubarb;~) Anyway until now I always considered rhubarb to be pretty much sour celery, but the rhubarb butter is AWESOME. I've made two far. (FYI:   If you try it, it calls for 4# of rhubarb, the research I did says that  1 pound equals approx. 3 cups, she says you'll end up with about 15 -16 cups. I settled on 14 cups and called it good.)
Then after getting a case of apricots from these very sweet people. I made several batche…