Thursday, July 14, 2011

An old fashioned recipe...

Hello dear ladies... 
It is very windy and cool here on the Bay of Fundy tonight..
St. Martins is looking forward to Old Home Week starting tomorrow.. Everyone comes back home for this.. 
My favorite day is Saturday when we have a village wide yard sale...
Terry and I get up early and go and buy our coffee and start crusin'  the street and try to catch the early tables.. 
The street is usually so packed that you can hardly drive down through.. I will try and get some pics for you.. 
Today, I was trying to get the shop ready for next week... 
I  made a very old recipe this morning and finished it tonight.  I forgot that I used to make it about 30 years ago... grin..
 No wonder I didn't remember...

I thought maybe you girls would like to try it.. 
When we were wee and used to come down here to visit our grandmother she would serve them.  Hers were made with wild berries and probably tasted better.. 

Gram always served this in her little preserve dishes.. 
Some people call them fruit nappies.. 
She would also have slices of homemade bread and butter and white cake with white icing.. 
Here is my version... 

2 quarts of whole strawberries.. 
Wash and mash good with a potato masher.
Place in a large pot and add 3 cups of sugar and 2 T. lemon juice.
Stir well and bring to a boil for 3 minutes.. 
Add 2 more cups of sugar and boil for 5 more minutes.. 
Skim all of the foam off the top and let sit overnight or all day.. 
Then reheat to boiling and bottle in sterilized jars.. 
As you can see you get 3 1/2 pints...
They taste so fresh... This is not jam and is not thick... Kind of runny but so good on bread or toast...
I wanted to show you the wonderful bowl that I found at the thrift shop last week when our son took me shopping..

Isn't it lovely?  And only 8 dollars...
Wonderful for mixing up a batch of bread..
And it has a pour spout...
Thank you, Lord.. smile..
And this sweet little sachet to put lavender in my linen closet..
I love birds..
Well, that is all for today my dears..
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to hear from you..
God Bless...





  1. There's nothing better than wonderful strawberry preserves and a hot buttered biscuit!
    That little bluebird sachet is so sweet.

  2. The weather here is soo hot and humid we really need rain badly , it hasnt rained for a few weeks now .
    Im with Mama-Bug MMMM good !
    Love the bowl and the little bird.
    Your home must always smell so wonderful with all the foods you make and sachets filled with lovely scents ! Have a fantastic day !

  3. I think that strawberries are my favorite berry. That sounds great. I love the bowl and the pour spout.

    Have a great evening.


  4. Love homemade preserves ,thanks for sharing this version.Awesome bowl and sweet little bird.Hope that you have a fabulous weekend.Hugs,Jen

  5. Love the precious bird and sweet bowl. But I bet the time with your son is the best treasure. Im sappy and treasure those days. Especially now that they are all grown.
    Strawberry is my fav too..And homemade bread..
    Hugs Friend Trace

  6. Your preserves look wonderful. I love strawberries. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Our strawberries are gone but maybe I can remember your recipe for next year. I love your pictures of the butterfly. enjoy your day and God bless.

  7. A village wide yard sale sounds like so much fun. I wish I could come! Your strawberry preserves sound delicious and they are so pretty too. I will write this recipe down for next year. I do like your mixing bowl and little birdie. Such great finds!

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  8. Just came from the Farm Girl Friday Hop. What a lovely site you have! Reading your profile, I think we have much in common. Love of the Lord, Primitive/country decor...Let's follow one another! :) Please stop by.
    Have a beautiful, blessed day!

  9. Oh~ I love the little bluebird sachet, Faye! What is it about bluebirds that make you smile? *grin*
    Your recipe sounds so good... and I can tell by the paper it is well-used and well-loved!
    I can't wait to hear more about the Old Home week- it sounds like a wonderful time!

  10. That sounds like a great recipe. Sometimes the old recipes just can't be beat. That bowl is just adorable.

  11. Homemade strawberry preserves are a big favorite here. Thanks for the recipe. And I love your new thrift finds! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

  12. Hello Faye... just playing catch-up on your lovely blog! Your little bluebird sachet is charming... I bet it wins everyone's heart. Love the photo of your recipe! I have a matching well-worn recipe book!