Friday, 4 September 2009

Elderberry & apple jelly


gathered the raw ingredients from our garden hedgerow

dripped the fruit pulp overnight from the jelly bag









love the purple stains the elderberries left behind


trusty old stirring spoons

jelly made, lids on!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yum! I'll have to make some scones, your lovely jelly (and gorgeous photos) are making me hungry for tea.
Anne

Pomona said...

We're going to be doing hedgerow jam this weekend, which is elderberries, brambles and bramleys - saves me doing the straining! Apparently elderberries are very high in vitamin C, so it is very good for you as well as tasting nice.

Pomona x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Yummy yummy yummy!!! Everything looks such gorgeous colours. Love your basket, your dyed fabrics and your jelly! Can I come for tea?

Carolyn ♥

Chrissie said...

Anne - thanks, keep a scone for me!

Pomona - good luck with the jam, I quite like all the drippy-drippy bit with jelly.

Carolyn - I was actually thinking of you when I looked at the lovely colour the jelly bag came out after the elderberry 'dyeing'. Kettle's on, come on over!

Uta said...

Oh Chrissie I wish I could come. I really really really wish!

Chrissie said...

Uta - hop skip and jump ....Adelaide isn't that far away!!

Tweed Delights said...

I can almost taste that jam - looks yummy! The colours are great - hope you had a nice weekend :)

thewildhare said...

These jellies look so wonderful, I so wish I had some. I want a hedgerow too - my husband is looking into how to create one for us. I love that you have berries waiting there for you!

And, I must say, I love the purple left behind the berries. I would love to dye some yarn with it and make a royal scarf!

Hugs across the pond to you Chrissie!

Chrissie said...

Kim - thanks for the hugs - sending back to you! Hope you get your hedge!