It's National AfternoonTea Week, and I'm having some Iced Organic Green tea to go along with some whole grain bread and jam. My polka dot giant teacup planter is filled with purple oxalis plant. I just love using my sunflower plates from Pier 1, that I've had for several years.
Sarah, from Hyacinths for the Soul sent me three mini breads of each of three different samples of her "chef"s" homemade bread that he likes to make. On one of Sarah's recent posts, she mentioned her "chef's" breads, and I commented that I wished I could try them. I wasn't hinting, really I wasn't, but thoughtful Sarah sent me some. Wasn't that sweet??
The bread on the left is the 9-grain, flax, teef, and quinoa. The middle bread is rye, flax, teef, quinoa, and blackstrap, and the one on the right is oats, flax, quinoa and teef. Oh my goodness, each one was so delicious! The breads so reminded me of the wholesome brown bread that my late hubby and I ate in Ireland. A big Texas sized thank you goes to Sarah and her"chef"!!
I thought a parasol drinking straw would be fun to use for National Tea Week. Another friend crocheted me a set of sunflower coasters. Cute, huh?
Yield: 8 cups
I love homemade jam on my morning toast! Make sure you sterilize your jars (I do this in the dishwasher) and put the lids in boiling water, and then keep them on simmer, while preparing the jam.
- Buy 8 cups blueberries, which should yield 4-1/2 cups chopped blueberries
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 7 cups sugar
- 2 pouches Certo
- 1/2 teaspoon butter
- Chop blueberries (using a food processor is the easiest way), and put into a large pot. Add the lemon juice.
- Measure the sugar into a separate bowl (in case you lose count!). Add sugar to the blueberries. Add the butter to reduce foaming.
- Bring mixture to a full rolling boil on high heat; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Stir in the two pouches of Certo quickly. Return to a full rolling boil; boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with a metal spoon.
- Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling each to within 1/4" of the top. Wipe rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly.
- Here's how I process the jars for jam: After putting on the lids and bands, I immediately turn the jars over on a towel and let them stand upside down for 5-10 minutes. Flip them over, and you should begin to hear the "ping" of the lids sealing. I have never had one fail this way.
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This sweet granddaughter, Cissy, celebrated her 10th birthday this past week. I always take the kids out on a date to celebrate them.
On the 16th of this month, it will be 4 years since my husband's passing. Not a day goes by that I don't wish he was still here with me. This was his high school graduation picture. Wasn't he a handsome guy? I wish he was here to go to our 50th high school reunion this weekend.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Thank you for your visit! xo