Oh! Looks delicious! We are hoping to pick some blueberries tomorrow! Perhaps we will make some blueberry jam! You have inspired me!
For some reason, when I read your blog, it reminds me of the Famous Five books. When I was young and every time my Mom would go to Scotland to visit her family, she would bring me back a few Enid Blyton books and smarties. There was nothing better than settling down with a new book and a handful of smarties. The Famous Five was one of my favorite series. The books are so innocent and wholesome...something not found much anymore. That is what I feel when I read your blog. You are raising your sons in such a wonderful way and giving them a childhood that they will cherish forever. You and your husband are to be commended.
Thank you Wendy, what a lovely thing to say. So often I feel thoroughly inadequate for the job of bringing up these precious boys! I used to love the Famous Five books too, in fact all Enid Blyton books. She was my favourite childhood author. Do you not get Smarties in the US?
Unfortunately, we do not have smarties in the US. My parents still go back to Scotland for visits and will bring back smarties for my girls. Although they do taste different now. A few years ago I think smarties switched to being made by Nestle instead of Rowntree.
Your Jam and Marmalade looks beautiful. I have made many jams, but not marmalade; I would love to try it some time. Is it difficult? It is about Jam time around here also. I had fun catching up on your week. I loved reading about the agriculture fair and all the entries that everyone put in. I agree with Wendy, you are raising your sons in such a wonderful way. Loved seeing your cabochons and all that you made to sell; Very nice. Your crocheting has me inspired; it has been over a year since I have crocheted anything. Marie and boys are coming for a visit, perhaps I will get it out while they are here and crochet with Marie.Have a great week.
Thank you too Pam. Making marmalade entirely from scratch is a little time consuming as you need to boil up the oranges until soft, then chop really finely before cooking with the sugar. It's also very hard to buy marmalade oranges as they have such a short season. Normal oranges make a marmalade that is just too sweet. So I have to admit to cheating a little! You can buy tins of orange pulp and peel, which cuts out the first step!I hope you and Marie get the chance to crochet together. The little animals you made for your grandchildren were so cute!
Oh yum! That jam looks delightful! And I bet those boys of yours just love it!!I've never made marmalade either, is it hard to make?Thanks for sharing!Blessings,Amy
Yes, the jam is already going down fast! See my comment above about how easy marmalade is to make!
Oh my, that reminds me of my growing up years when I used to make homemade jams with my mother! Those look SO delicious! Wish I was there so I could stop by for a chat and a taste. ;-)
That would be fun Rachel. We could have some scones with jam and cream - my favourite!
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