Monday, June 4, 2012

Oh Happy Day~ Homemade Cherry Jelly




Good Morning Blog Friends~
It is a beautiful day here at Farming On Faith. I have a whole day to spend in the kitchen. I am going to "piddle" as I like to call it today. I have cherries going bad ~ so today I am making cherry jelly and while I am at it I am going to make some jalapeno jelly too. I have been promising my Brian a homemade Lemon Meringue  pie......so I have a date with myself in the kitchen with the food network. (it always inspires me)

My Brian and I have decided once in 23 years to vacation at home~ it has been a taxing school year for us. We are enjoying some rest ~ relaxation~ and a little work mixed in.

My Brian has been working on our pond. For the first time we have added blue dye and it sure looks nice~ it will help keep algae from growing too. I think we need a water fountain now~ I am still trying to convince him so. 



That would be my pond guy~ and my gardener~ I think he is really cute!



It is really fun to watch the turtles sun bathe and the bullfrogs are huge this year~
with tons more to follow.

Which is a really good thing because this is George ~
and he likes to eat the frogs. 



The hydrangeas are blooming~ which makes me so happy.
I just love them!


 The garden is growing~



“Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.”

I am off to the kitchen~ you have a blessed day~




Homemade Cherry Jelly~ 


PSALM 34:8 


 8O taste and see that the LORD is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him.


I love to buy jelly and jam from My Amish Friends~it is oh so good. Last year I started making my own. My neighbor brought us some wild cherries. Oh this recipe is so good and simple. ENJOY!

I did pit mine because they had worms and I wanted to make sure we had no worm jelly~tehe!

3 1/2 c. cherry juice (about 3 lb. or 2 qt. boxes sour cherries and 1/2 c. water)
1 pkg. powdered pectin
4 1/2 c. sugar

To prepare juice. Select fully ripe cherries. Soft; wash and remove stems. Do not pit. Crush cherries, add water and cover. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Extract juice.To make jelly: measure juice into a kettle. Add pectin and stir well. Place on high heat and stir constantly. Bring quickly to a boil that cannot be stirred down. Add sugar, continue stirring and heat again to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from heat; skim off foam from top quickly. Pour jelly immediately into hot containers and seal. Makes about 6 (8 ounce) glasses.

Pages

Cookies~

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media

features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about

your use of our site with our social media, advertising

and analytics partners. See details