I’ve done a few little things in the kitchen today, although I’m still struggling to feel confident at the stove when I still haven’t quite regained my sense of smell (it’s really hard to cook when your sniffer is on the blink). While we wait for me to get my act back together (just to give you a hint of things to come, I’m planning on doing a batch of herb-infused honey to help with cold season healing), here are a few lovely photos from the Food in Jars Flickr page. Please join the group and add your photos!
Not preserves, but still, so perfectly festive and appealing. Plus I love Mama Urchin‘s way of seeing the world.
I keeping meaning to do one of these fruit infused liqueurs (although the truth of it is that I barely drink and turn bright red after half a beer). Pam at Sidewalk Shoes has done a couple this season, including this gorgeous orange variety.
Lastly, check out these glowing spiced crab apples from Putting Up With the Turnbulls. Those two are some of the hardest working canners on the internet. Truly, their output is impressively prodigious.
Terrific stuff! (And I too, at tonight’s dinner with friends, asked for half a beer. It’s nice that they don’t snicker anymore.) Happy New Year!
The oranges made me swoon…so beautiful, and those crab apples…my oh my. Happy New Year!
Lovely photos! You should definitely try the fruit-infused liqueurs, even if you’re not a drinker. They make great gifts. I’ve made peach, pear, and plum liqueurs the last few years and people seem to like them (maybe it’s just the novelty factor :)).
I am waiting on a box of Seville Oranges, that marmalade looks so beautiful. I can’t wait…
Interestingly enough, I made several infused liquors. A cranberry one, Giada’s Limoncello, and Vanilla vodka with the leftover as gifts this past Christmas. All were tasty treats.
Thank you for sharing…I’m off to visit the Turnbull’s right now! And like you, I have been wanting to make something with booze…Limoncello to be exact. The only problem is…I don’t drink!! Maybe I’ll just make vanilla extract instead… 🙂
I don’t drink a lot but still enjoy a drink in the summer especially. One drink I do have is rum & Coke. At a restaurant one time I had a vanilla rum & Coke – sooo good. Vanilla rum might be a thought although not as intensely visual as the fruit infused liqueurs.
What a lovely surprise to find my marmalade staring back at me in Google reader! Hope you’re feeling better, Marisa.
Thanks Marisa for sharing our photo and your kind words!
You’re so welcome!
I love the pics, especially the one of the spiced crabapples. I went to the Turnbulls’ site and can’t find the recipe. Any hints?
Brooke, the only thing I can suggest is that you get in touch with them and ask if they can post the recipe.
Oh, lovely jars! I have just come across your blog, after spending the evening preserving Spicy Apricot BBQ Sauce… and love the blog roll of ‘canners’ on the side, going to check those out!
I thought you might like all those candy-filled jars. Every time I walk in the dining room it reminds me of an old cansy store with jars of sweets.
would like to know where to get or how to make the labels?