Sunday, June 05, 2011

Preserving efforts 2010

  • 3-berry jam
  • Apple jelly
  • Apple juice (I just found two litre jars of juice that I had shoved in the back of a cupboard that normally doesn't have anything food related in it - very annoyed because one is showing signs of a slightly slimy film on top so I assume the pastuerisation that occurs with the steam juicing still isn't enough to preserve for more than a few weeks.  On the other hand, it might be turning into a vinegar mother so I'll have to look up a bit more about that before throwing it away)
  • Apple sauce
  • Dried apples
  • Bread and butter pickles (I really dislike cucumber, one of the foulest tasting vegetables there is in my opinion so avoiding it during the current e-coli outbreak is no hardship - however the pickles I made last year to use up a glut from the garden went down very well with the people there so I will probably make lots of these again in the future to use as gifts and to bring to potluck type dinners)
  • Broad beans (frozen)
  • Cherry jam (and now I know there's a difference between sweet cherries for eating and sour cherries for making jam with - not liking and therefore never eating cherries, how was I supposed to know?)
  • Chutney (made one lot and it burned - thought I had rescued most of it on time but opening a jar several months later led to a tasty chutney with a horribly sulphurous aftertaste)
  • Redcurrants (dried)
  • Dilly beans
  • Kasundi (made at the request of friends - far too oily for my tastes but they seem to think it tasted the way it should)
  • Peach, nectarine and apple jam 
  • Peas (frozen)
  • Raspberry jam
  • Dried strawberries
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Strawberry jam
  • Bottled tomatoes
  • Dried tomatoes
  • Dried bananas


Anonymous said...

Hi moonwaves
Not heard from you on a long time now. Miss your post and rabmblings on life in general. Hope things are fine?

Anonymous said...

Hope all's well and you're ok? Miss your musings and hope the reason for no posts for a while is that life is just too interestingly busy and wonderful. Take care, Julie x

Moonwaves said...

Thanks for your concern. I've been having a bit of a hard time of it and just had to let as much go as I good just to get through the basic stuff. Starting to get a bit better now - have managed to switch to working for a different boss in my company, only working indirectly half the time for the old bully now - that should reduce more soon too, still in a bit of a handover phase. It was hard to get through but badly needed - I didn't even realise how badly it was affecting me until I was starting to come out the other side.

I have two weeks holiday at the end of August so I hope things will be more settled and that I'll slowly start getting back to things like blogging by then.

But good news in the meantime is that I made my final payment on my loan. Still have credit card and overdraft to clear but at least it feels like I'm getting somewhere!

Anonymous said...

Hi Moonwaves.
Hope you're enjoying your holidays, and that you're feeling better. Well done on your progress with the loan.

Anonymous said...

Yay for you having made the last payment on your loan! Well done - that's fab. Hope you've had a relaxing hol and that things are better at work too now :-) Julie x

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's an awesome amount of preservation...and apparently some learning curves!