Saturday, October 26, 2013

Paintsticks winner

There seem to be so many things to do in the fall, it's hard to get to the sewing room. Today I visited the little market downtown where I picked up fresh cranberries, carrots and tomatoes. We are nearing the end of the season. It is getting pretty cold out, frost on the windshield in the morning cold. I must get the rest of my own carrots picked!
Yesterday, my friend, Glenda, dropped off a bag of her grapes which I crushed, simmered and hung to drip in a cheesecloth bag all night. This morning, I cooked up a batch of grape jelly.

Wow, it really shocks me how much sugar goes into to it! I even used the Certo light. I really must do some research into some with less sugar. I don't often eat jam though, probably only once every couple of weeks and I will give a few for gifts.
Of course I had to try a teeny bit on a ginger snap for my snack this afternoon. I know, a Ryvita with low fat dip and garden tomatoes is an odd combination to go with it. Produce is so tasty when it's local.

I finally put my computer on in order to close the comments for my giveaway and I've chosen a winner for the Painsticks. Congratulations Verna! I'll need your mailing address.
I've just got the two final top and bottom borders left on my postage stamp! So excited!

3 comments:

Gill said...

Congratulations Verna!

Wendy said...

Love the grape jelly from Glendas grapes, if you are looking for some one to take a jar of all that sweetness off your hands, I can accommodate you. Always looking to help out a friend...(grin)

Eileen said...

It definitely is the preserving season. I made blueberry jam this week.
Also, I answered your question on my blog.