Saturday, 10 August 2013

Wild and free...

It's Oregon Grape time here in the valley, and they're free for the picking along quiet country roads and pathways.

This dusky beauty makes a fabulous wild jelly, and the colour during the preparation just makes my mouth water.

Once the berries are cooked, the mash is dripped through some cheesecloth.

Then it's measured and

heads back into the pan with sugar and lemon juice to be made into jelly.

It's a satisfying feeling to see a parade of jelly jars on the window sill,

and know that I've had my colour fix for the day!

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