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Sunday, April 21, 2013

It is Violet Jelly Time

I know April is the time for Violet Jelly and I was reading one of my favorite blogs (Chickens in the Road) last week, and she reminded me that violets should be coming out soon.  Within five days, my violets started coming out and I picked them on Saturday.  On Sunday, my friend Kathy and I got together for our annual canning session!

Here are the violets seeping in the boiling water (which is used as the base of the jelly).  It is purple until you add in the lemon juice and then it turns a beautiful shade of pink!

 I wish I had a better camera where I could show the beautiful purple color of the liquid!

Then we canned four batches in pint and 1/2 pint containers.  Kathy and I each got 10 and that will last me for a while.

Here is a close up and because the color just wasn't coming out good, I decided......
to take a photo outside.  This way the color shows a little bit better!
It really is beautiful!

3 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

It IS gorgeous Maria!

Anonymous said...

HI Maria,

Thanks for including me! I enjoyed making the violet jelly and it tastes delish. Looking forward to summer salsa.

Kathy

Abbi said...

That is very pretty! Does it taste like anything besides sugar?