Thursday, April 14, 2011

VIOLET OR DANDELION JELLY & LAVENDER SUGAR!

SPRING! SPRING! SPRING!

Hopefully is finally here. Our Farmer’s Seed & Nursery bare root room is open and Donahue’s Garden Center is opening today! That means the Dandelions & Wild Violets will be sprouting soon. So hop on over to Parkers General Blog and grab the recipes for



VIOLET JELLY



DANDELION JELLY


And this one looked interesting


RED PEPPER JAM

Just click here to go there


LAVENDER SUGAR WITH VANILLA

This is wonderful just to open and sniff! Make four jars one with lavender and sugar put into a vita mix to make into lavender powdered sugar(Which is nice if you don't want lavender buds in your baking. Or to add to a cup of comforting tea), then jar two with lavender and the fourth put in a vanilla bean. Can be used in cake or cookie mixes, a cup of tea, in a frosting or glaze, salad dressing or just take a sniff every now and again! A great way to make the summer stay a little longer! You can also make the lavender jelly with it! Makes a great gift.

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups sugar
4 tablespoons fresh lavender flowers
1 vanilla bean (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Place a cup of sugar in each (1 cup) jar along with 1 tablespoon lavender and divide the vanilla bean among some or all the jars. Let sit overnight.


PRAIRIE COVERED WAGON SAWDUST PILLOW STACK.

This is one of my new items listed in The Prim Nest


I just found a darling pattern for a Pin Keep. It is listed in an Etsy shop. Click here to go there if you are interested in buying a pattern.




6 comments:

rachel said...

My hubby would like the red pepper jame ~ will have to try it out! Hope you have a great day!

Jonthy, Alice the uppity white cat's babysitter said...

Sue,
Beautiful pictures of the jellies. What a wonderful way to display them with the sunlight shining through.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Thank you so much, Sue!
All of these are awesome recipes. I love dandelion jelly. A wonderful honey flavor. Red pepper jam is so good with any pork dish. And they look great in any prim display!
Love the pin keeps and the pillow stack! So much to look at today!
★Linda★

cottageprims said...

Love the pretty color of the violet jelly.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Firecracker Kid said...

Yum! I didn't know you could make dandelion jelly. They all are pretty colors. The sugar with vanilla and lavendar are new to me too. I'll have to try these out. Thanks Sue:)
Hugs~Carol

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sue,
it looks all so yummy!
Love the sugar with the lavender.TFS.
Have a great Sunday.
XO Marie