Friday, 2 October 2009

Just when I thought it was safe.................

...........to come out of the kitchen!! I spent a while yesterday preparing Bramley apples, bottling 7 good jars for over the winter. Pleased to see I was down to just under 1/4 of a sack left. Friend from up the road turns up with these:




Not a problem, but a lot of apples, and promises of plenty more to come. The best of these will be stored for eating, the rest will go for cider maybe, or wine.
Then I just ahve to deal with the 1/4 sackful LOL.

Yesterday, I came back with this little autumn bouquet for the hall shelf:
There's still a lot of colour around; these were picked within yards of each other near the end of the lane - old man's beard, rowan, rosehip, elderberry, wild hop, ivy, comfrey and hawthorn. Really pretty, and a real piece of autumn.

4 comments:

MoominMamma said...

Really pretty autumn bouquet!
I love rose hips, so much so that I made rose hip syrup this year.
Very exciting for me, it was only one bottle worth but it certainly is yummy on pancakes. :)

MrsL said...

Haven't made mine yet, there's quite a few about; I found a recipe for rosehip jam somewhere ( hhhmmm.........where????), so would like to give that a go too.

MrsL

xx

MoominMamma said...

Oh! I didn't know that you can make rose hip jam, now that I would love to try. :)
I think I will put that on my list for next year.
It's very exciting trying all these new things that I hope will one day become standard in our lives here at MoominHouse.
I still need to give that apple pie a go, really looking forward to that one.
Thanks MrsL
xx

MrsL said...

I'll post up the jam recipe, or a link etc to it when I track it down again. I'm sure it must be lurking somewhere in my cookery book collcection too, so I shan't be stumped. I think it may be better to let the rosehips get a bit bletted first by the early frosts, then deal with them - should be a bit easier.

MrsL

xx