Sunday, January 3, 2010

Won't this be fun?

So, check out my link over there to Tigress in a Jam. She's put forth a challenge to the blogosphere to bottle something every month in 2010. There will be a featured food every month.

I didn't officially sign up because 1) I didn't find out about this until after the sign up date had passed, and 2) I don't know if I'll be able to do every month since I don't know how hard school will be. (And, by the way, I can't believe that I'm going back to school...)

So, the January food is CITRUS. Thanks to our neighbor, Malcolm, we have a box of oranges in the (super clean and organized) pantry, so I thought that I would try my hand at orange marmalade. How did I do? It's awesome! It takes up to two weeks to set which always unnerves me because I'm always convinced that whatever I'm making won't work out (although that's only happened once before).

I got the recipe from the Ball's Big Blue Book of Canning. I love that thing. One of the best gifts my mom ever gave me. I made eight half pints, cleaned up, and put everything away in less than 1.5 hours. Did I mention that it's delicious?

I'm curious to see the featured food for February, but if I had my wish, it would be chablis because the BBBBoC has a recipe for chablis jelly. Besides, it would be sort of romantic with Valentines day, right?

1 comment:

tigress said...

hey you! glad you are following along. please stop by and say "hey" would love to hear how it is going for you! good luck! -and with school too. :)