Sunday, June 2, 2013

Little bit of dehydrating and jelly making

I dehydrated some cranberries I had in the freezer.  This is before they went into the dehydrator.  They are realllly realllly good on yogurt :)

And these are the wild violets I gathered from my front lawn for some violet jelly.  I would have shown you what the jelly looked like but it did not turn a pretty color.  I think I had too much lemon and not enough flowers.  It was kind of a honey color, not ugly just not a pretty purply-pink color.  It does however taste great.  Hubby loved it.  Now I need to hide it from him cause we have to use up the old stuff before we use this and I want to give some away for gifts too.  I'll have to try it again some time.  If you want to try it next year, just Google violet jelly.  There are a lot of recipes out there on the web.


  1. I wish I had enough violets here to make that jelly, but we don't.

  2. Denise,
    Your blog sort of looks like mine, strange jellies, dehydrating, and chickens. I saw you said to Phelan that you live in AL and are moving to TN. I don't see an email address for you. Mine is at the top of my blog. Maybe you could email me. Thanks.
    Practical Parsimony

  3. I made Red Clover Jelly and did not like the color, so I just squeezed some mulberries in it for pretty color. The color was improved but not to my satisfaction. There is a picture on my blog.


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