Monday, September 29, 2008

an apple a day


michael took the children down to the state farmer's market last week in search of bushel baskets for us to use in the game we are in charge of for our homeschool group's fall festival this weekend (more on that later in the week). fortunately, he found a vendor and also brought home about five pounds of apples. it became evident that we were not going to be able to eat all of them, so i decided to try my hand at apple jelly. it was a bit different from the jam i made earlier this summer, but it was just as simple. as a bonus, the house smelled like apples. it was great! i just made a small batch, six pints. it seems to be a hit...
you can't tell from this photo, but the jelly has a pink tint to it which is quite pretty. i must say that i have really enjoyed canning this year. now that i have a few products under my belt, i will try even more things next year.

6 comments:

sew nancy said...

i love the smell of apples. apply jelly sounds tasty
we made some apple sauce and are planning an apple picking day on friday. i love going every year. which variety did you use?

LollyChops said...

Oh I love the smell of apples too! I bet it was wonderful!

kristi said...

YUM!!! my fave childhood jelly...

jen said...

one of my fondest childhood memories is of canning pears with my mom. looks like a nice way to spend the day!

Jessica said...

Oh apples- I love them so much! That jelly looks delish!

mary anna said...

Yummy! It looks deliteful and delicious! Cn't wait to try it.

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