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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Waiting for Spring...


Hello ladies..

How are thou?  
Here we are half way through the week already..

It was a bit milder here today but still Winter..
I know a lot of you have flowers and leaves but we are excited to see open brooks and  dripping eaves... smile.. 

This has been a great season really.. I am not in a great rush to get by it .. When Spring gets here then I really need to begin working.. smile.. So what's the rush?  grin.. 

Today I made a couple of batches of Marmalade... 
Do you like it?  
I make it for my shop but it is so good on

 
Would you like the recipe?  
I used the one off of the Certo package... 
Except in one batch I substituted a lemon for half of a grapefruit.. 



A lot of work for 3 bottles per batch... 
Oh well no pain no gain.. smile.. 

Here are a couple of pics of herbs that I grow here at home.. 
I mentioned them in my last post.. 

Lovage ..
Great in soups, dried  or salted, use for straws in your tomato juice, or pickles... 


Sorrel... 
great in salads, soups and even pesto... 

Well, dear hearts that is all for tonight.. 
Hope you are all having a great week.. 

Thank you to all who signed up for the keepers journal.. 
Welcome to the new followers, too.. 


So.. I guess I will be like this little bird in our tree waiting for Spring..


And looking forward to your sweet comments.. 
God bless .. 

21 comments:

  1. Hi Faye, I enjoyed the photos,the print is too light5 for me to read. I am still blurry from eye surgery. I have some oranges and mason jars and hope to try making marmalade for the first time. xo

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  2. I haven't had Marmalade in ages ! Bet yours is wonderful ! Love your Geranium flower such pretty colour ! Your font is fine with me I wear glasses for the computer so it doesnt matter ! Lovely post and photos ! Have a good day !

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  3. Oh, my, the marmalade is BEAUTIFUL!

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  4. I enjoy orange marmalade but have never made it. I just took your recipe for the biscuits you mentioned in this post. Yum.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  5. haha...pain...the 4 letter word for canning. I garden and have canned, but last year I gave away everything we couldn't eat to avoid canning...we did miss it this winter, though. As you say, no pain, no gain :)

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  6. It certainly seemed like spring was here today. It was gorgeous. Just like your beautiful marmalade. It's funny - I don't eat much bread, so I eat preserves and marmalade with a spoon out of the jar!

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  7. The temperature was great today at 68 degrees but the wind was horrendous! Yesterday the boys and I had to pick up the recycling from all over the yard yesterday because of it. I look aroung the yard and I have to agree, Spring will bring much work but good work, work with the hands in the dirt, you can't go wrong with that.

    Faye, would you please email the information for your challenge that you posted about. I will have to see how big of a commitment it would be but I think I need some direction in that department right now. Things have been coming to a head with my grandmother and the family is not in agreement as to what is best for her so I don't know if I will be able to commit to any big thing right now.

    Thank you,
    Kendra

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  8. It seemed like Spring this weekend and then ...poof...it went back to Winter today! The marmalade looks yummy!

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  9. Hi there....We love marmalade! It is one of our favorites. I have never made it. I think I should, don't you? I am going to jot down your biscuit recipe,too.

    By the way, I think your geranium is beautious!!!! (That is a word my sisters and I use quite frequently!)

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  10. Hi Faye! I love orange marmalade on my toast most mornings with a cup of tea!
    Enjoy your day!
    Christine

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  11. Oh yummy Faye Henry!
    I love jam and marmalade.
    Hugs & Joy
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  12. Hi Faye,
    My dad likes marmalade so maybe I'll buy him some for Christmas... I like this font that you have today...yesterdays made me have to concentrate a bit too hard-lol... what is the name of this one?...maybe I could use the same one for my website project :)
    -L-

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    1. Hi Lins...
      I looked up the name of the font and it is Cherry Cream Soda... smile..
      Weird, eh? I could not read yesterday's font at all.. I like this one much better, too..I am trying to make some changes here but I still like the white page... ???
      How is the website project going?
      Love and Prayers. oxox

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  13. Hi Faye, Your marmalade looks so yummy, I have never made it before. I sure hope we plant some herbs in Keepers of the Home, hint, hint. lol. Yours look great, what are they in? Individual pots or one big planter? Have a great day Faye and God Bless you.
    Krista

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    1. Hi Krista... These herbs are in raised beds that Terry made me several years ago.. They are large herbs so do not do well in pots.. But many do..
      Yes, we usually have a lesson in April or May about herbs as they are a passion of mine.. The girls are developing quite the beds, I think....
      We will learn what to do with them, also..
      So glad that you are attending and hope to be a blessing to you..
      Love and Prayers xoxo

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  14. It finally feels like spring here today. I know it means more work but I still can't wait for warmer weather!

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  15. Hello, Faye... I sure have missed checking in on you...
    It looks like its still winter where you are, but spring is in the air here. (Including the pollen. *UGH*)
    After cleaning up from the storms this past weekend, I actually mowed the yard... we really don't have much grass yet, but lots and lots of tall weeds and wild onions and they were bugging me. *grin*
    (It looked like someone planted a bunch of "Chia Pets" in the yard.)
    Your marmalade looks wonderful... that does sound like a lot of work for 3 jars, but I'm sure the effort is worth it... not to mention delicious! And I'll bet the herbs smell so wonderful.
    Hope you have a wonderful evening, sweet friend...

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  16. I lost my post grr. Marmalade looks delicious. So looking forward to our time together. Maybe coffee/toast and marmalade for breakfast. Yummy yummy. Ur friend Pam

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  17. I am so impressed with you. That marmalade looks delicious. I love the little bird who is waiting for spring - just like so many others. I think it's already here where I live in Arizona, but then we never really have winter.

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  18. Yum, I used to make marmalade, it wasn't my husbands favorite, though, and I try not to eat sugar, other than in my cookies, of course.:)
    I will have to look at your recipe for Mile High Biscuits, I love to make and eat biscuits.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  19. Hi Fay,
    Mmmmm that marmalade looks very yummy!I think it is the perfect thing to make when the skies are gray and we are hoping for spring! I think I should consider making some ;-)
    Blessings and hugs Linnie

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