Monday, July 18, 2011

Red Red Rose.... Jelly that is .. and a tip....

Good Evening, my dears...
A simply beautiful day here in Maritime Canada...
The shop was busy with folks coming into town for all the festivities of Old Home Week here in St. Martins...
A very busy weekend... I will share some pics with you later..
Terry came down from home with a hug bag of these..
His prized rose petals....
Aren't they beautiful?  He has many colors but I find these make the best jelly...
Tonight, after I came home from the shop a couple of friends dropped by and wants to go to Shonda's house tomorrow...
So... I thought I had best get the jelly done tonight..
I found the recipe on the Internet as usual...
I am probably boring you girls crazy with all this jelly doings but that is what I am busy with so that is what I yak or I mean chat about... smile...

Pour 3 cups of boiling water over top of 4 cups of rose petals... (they do not have to be red.. I just like the color)
I let that sit overnight and then strain through a coffee filter..
Keep in the fridge until you make it.. No longer than a day or so or else you can freeze it... 
I used 4 cups of rose water and 7 cups of sugar along with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.  Bring to a full boil and let it boil for several minutes... 3 or 4
Then add 2 certo pouches and boil for another 3 minutes...
Skim off the foam and pour into sterilized jars...

It made 8 half pints of jelly...
Pretty, eh?  I think it is my favorite jelly.. I love the taste of it..

This is what it looks like here this evening around 7:30 p.m..
Do you notice how my mint chandelier is growing... smile..
This is looking toward the Bay as you probably know..
A wee mist is starting to come in, I think..
The water is very calm tonight..

Do you girls ever eat alfresco?
I love it and MAKE Terry like it, too.. Especially here at the cottage as it is just too nice to eat inside..
It is not very fancy..
But I love changing dishes and cloths just for the two of us..

After the yard sales on Saturday we went up to the new Inn for breakfast...
It was so delicious.... California Scramble...
Don't tell Mike but I am going to try and master that recipe.. grin..
They served us a glass of water when I had gone to the washroom and when I came back I took a drink...
??? What is in the water???
When the waitress came back I had to ask her and she said yes that they put sliced oranges in the water instead of lemons...
No more lemons for me..
I came home and made a big jug of water and oranges ...
She said that she does it at home and that the tastes stays good for several days and she just keeps filling it up...
Just thought you might like that wee tip..

Well, have a lovely evening and perhaps I will take some pics of our sweet daughter's house tomorrow... Her gardens are lovely..
God bless and keep you in His Precious Care...
Love to you all...


  1. Hi Faye,
    The rose petal jelly looks beautiful ;) :) I 've never had it...does it smell like rose petals? It sounds lovely :):)

    Oh, you can talk about jelly all you want to. I don't mind ;) :) I've never tried canning, not yet anyway. So I'll happily read al about your adventures making jars of jelly :) :)

    Thanks for the tip with the sliced oranges in the water. My dad loves sliced lemon in his water. We'll try orange slices now ;) :) Fresh lemons always make the water taste great. We also like oranges, too :) :)

    Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  2. That's the prettiest jelly Faye. I'd love to dine outdoors in your lovely yard; it looks so serene. It's way too hot to dine outdoors here. Going to try the sliced orange in the water because I'm not a big fan of lemon in my water.

  3. Visiting from the Barn Hop. The rose petal jelly looks so pretty. I am curious about the taste.

    I'll try the sliced oranges in water.

    Peace and joy from Illinois.

  4. Faye, your jelly looks beautiful! I love all your ideas. :-)

  5. Dear Friend
    I never tire of your beautiful jellys. I look for your posts everyday and smile when I find a new one. I always get so inspired and learn so much. oranges!
    Hugs Trace

  6. Faye~ I'm sure the rose petal jelly is yummy but it is just so gorgeous to look at I don't know if could eat it or not! Well, maybe I could be coaxed into trying it... *grin*
    I've never tried oranges in my water but I do like it in my iced tea... *YUMMY*
    Sounds like you've had a wonderful few days... hope you haven't been working too hard!

  7. I've been wondering what you've been up to-LOL... sounds like you've kept yourself! I have a picutre to show you... those stars that I bought last week for my bathroom...sweet!

  8. The rose petal jelly is beautiful. I had heard of lemon in water. I bet the orange is really good.

    Have a great day.


  9. Hi, your rose petal jelly is so pretty. Looks good enough to eat-my Dad always used to say that :) Too bad the beetles have gobbled down all my rose petals. Orange water sounds yummy. When we were picking strawberries we did the same thing with sliced up strawberries. It was very refreshing. I hope you have a nice visit with your daughter tomorrow.