Ack, I’m getting so far behind in keeping you current on happenings, but I can’t leave this entry out. I really enjoy making jelly and for a few years I’ve been wanting to try dandelion jelly and peony jelly. Well, I missed the dandelion season… but when Victoria was here last time and we had canceled our planned ride because it was so muddy… I decided that day was going to be Peony Jelly Day.
I almost waited too long, a few blossoms were starting to lose petals.
A quick rinse and pull the petals off…
Boil water and pour over the petals, soak at least 10 minutes. Strain.
This foam needs skimmed off with a metal spoon… but then look at it! It is one of the prettiest jellies I’ve ever made!
I may even enter it in the county fair and win a prize!