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Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Muscadine Jelly

In two visits to the orchard, we picked about forty pounds of muscadines, so we decided to make muscadine jelly.  We started with washing the fruit.  Then, we covered the fruit with water and cooked it for about thirty minutes.  After the juice cooled a bit, we used a fine sieve and pestle to extract the juice.  This was the labor intensive part of the process.  We were left with a pile of peels and seeds and jars of muscadine juice. 


The next night we made the jelly.  We started by pouring the juice in the pot and added sure-gel.  We prepped the jars by running them through a cycle in the dishwasher and sterilized the jar lids in a small pan.  When the juice came to a rolling boil, we added sugar and stirred constantly for a minute.  We immediately filled the jars with the boiling mixture.  It is important to clean the rim of the jar before you place the lid and ring.  There is nothing worse than jars that don’t seal because of a dirty rim.  After all that work, we only got 6 jars.  But that jelly is so dang good it was worth every bit of work!



1 comment:

Dede said...

Great pictures! I love it.