Flower Jellies (BBB)

Mar
30


It’s spring! I think! Somebody make sure it doesn’t snow again. Spring means wildflower time–and garden flower time, too. There are lots of wild and garden flowers that make wonderful jellies (with gorgeous natural color). Herbs, too. And practically for free, minus the pectin and sugar! (If you already have jars. You have jars, don’t you?)


For more info and to see some awesome flower jellies, check out Sheryl-Runningtrail’s post from last year on Farm Bell Recipes here and get the handy printable page for the basic recipe: Flower and Herb Jellies.

I found an extensive list of edible flowers at About.com here to help you know what to pick! (The list even tells you what each flower tastes like.)

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Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Tracy at Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop. Check out her website and her Udderly Amazing New Shop Contest for new online crafting shopkeepers here!

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (March 30). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (March 31). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

UPDATE 03/31/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is #89, Tracy. (There may be more than one Tracy. This is the Tracy whose email address begins with summerwindsquilts.) Email me at CITRgiveaways(at)yahoo.com with your full name and address for shipping!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED TO ENTRY.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on March 30, 2011  

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  1. 3-30
    1:22
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    BBB, enter me please.

  2. 3-30
    1:24
    am

    BBB please!
    Debbie

  3. 3-30
    1:47
    am

    Those flowers are so beautiful! What a great idea! BBB please :sun:

  4. 3-30
    2:05
    am

    Thank You for the informtaion on edible wildflowers,a very interesting subject to explore…BBB…Please..~~HUGS~~

  5. 3-30
    2:11
    am

    I’d like to win, please!

  6. 3-30
    2:20
    am

    BBB please! :)

  7. 3-30
    3:29
    am

    I may have to try these jellies. Please enter me in the BBB, thank you. T

  8. 3-30
    4:03
    am

    BBB pretty please. :-)

  9. 3-30
    4:51
    am

    My mother used to make violet jam after I picked a lot of violets – thanks for the memory — BBB please!

  10. 3-30
    5:31
    am

    We have a yard, not a lawn, and the violets are blooming profusely. Wonder how many I would need to pick to make jam, and wonder how stiff I would be after picking that many violets?? I may have to try it though. BBB please.

  11. 3-30
    6:31
    am

    Beautiful!! I want spring!! Flowers and jelly!!
    Granny Trace
    http://www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

  12. 3-30
    6:35
    am

    I’d love a BBB!

  13. 3-30
    6:35
    am

    BBB please! Thanks!

  14. 3-30
    6:36
    am

    I must say I’ve never eaten flower or herb jellies…just the old-fashioned kind of blackberry, stawberry, grape, and pretty much any kind of berry…oh, yes and apple butter, too…yummmmoooo!
    BBB, please….thank you!

  15. 3-30
    6:39
    am

    BBB Please

  16. 3-30
    6:41
    am

    Spring Flowers I can’t find them threw the snow darn
    BBB Please and Thank You

  17. 3-30
    6:54
    am

    My mother was just recommending edible flowers, knowing that I am trying for an all-edible garden. Great timing! BBB

  18. 3-30
    7:04
    am

    I’ve never made flower jellies but I’m going to research it a bit more. Sounds interesting to me.
    BBB please.

  19. 3-30
    7:11
    am

    would. love a BBB!

  20. 3-30
    7:12
    am

    BBB Please

  21. 3-30
    7:13
    am

    Love to have a BBB. Please. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. 3-30
    7:28
    am

    thanks for all the recipes – just finished off the lemon ice box pie I made. need to learn to can… BBB!

  23. 3-30
    7:42
    am

    BBB please.

  24. 3-30
    7:51
    am

    I’m sitting here eating Grandmother Bread toast, wishing I had some homemade jam to put on it…
    BBB please!

  25. 3-30
    7:56
    am

    we are still miles away from spring here, but would love the BBB, please.

  26. 3-30
    7:57
    am

    BBB please and thank you!

  27. 3-30
    8:02
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    BBB please!

  28. 3-30
    8:04
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    BBB please!

  29. 3-30
    8:19
    am

    BBB Please and Thank You ..

  30. 3-30
    8:21
    am

    :shimmy: Hi Suzanne, how’s farm life? Since today is my birthday, I thought this would be a great day to enter myself into the BBB.
    Mary :sun:

  31. 3-30
    8:27
    am

    BBB, please!

  32. 3-30
    8:30
    am

    BBB me, please. Now I’m off to research flower jellies.

  33. 3-30
    8:31
    am

    I want IT! BBB, please.

  34. 3-30
    8:33
    am

    BBB please…would love to try the jellies!!!

  35. 3-30
    8:35
    am

    PLEASE pick ME for the BBB!

  36. 3-30
    8:36
    am

    I’d love to win it! Thanks for the chance.

  37. 3-30
    8:37
    am

    I’d love a BBB to help me can my goodies this summer!

  38. 3-30
    8:45
    am

    I really could use that BBB!!

  39. 3-30
    8:47
    am

    I loved making the flower jellies last year! I can’t wait for spring! I can’t find spring flowers through the snow either :-(

    I have plans to make violet jelly this year. I have a woodland and fields full of violets, some purple and some yellow. I might try dandelion jelly too and dandelion syrup!

    I am sending Suzanne the dandelion syrup post today!

  40. 3-30
    8:51
    am

    BBB for me, please.

  41. 3-30
    8:52
    am

    Hmmmm, wildflower jelly for Christmas gifts…. the BBB would sure help. Thanks!

  42. 3-30
    8:58
    am

    BBB for me!

  43. 3-30
    9:08
    am

    BBB please!

  44. 3-30
    9:11
    am

    I need a new BBB so I can get rid of the old coverless one I have trouble finding.

  45. 3-30
    9:19
    am

    Entering the BBB drawing with this comment

  46. 3-30
    9:22
    am

    Today is my lucky day (?) I need the BBB

  47. 3-30
    9:22
    am

    :woof: BBB Please & thanks!

  48. 3-30
    9:27
    am

    This looks wonderful! Color,taste,smell and texture,a treat for all our senses. I would love to learn how to can! Please enter me for BBB! Thanks! :purpleflower:

  49. 3-30
    9:30
    am

    BBB please!

  50. 3-30
    9:32
    am

    I want to have a BBB please! Unfortunately, all we have that is “sprouting” here are rivers & lakes of water from all the snow…maybe by the end of April we won’t have any snow left??

  51. 3-30
    9:36
    am

    Please could you enter me for the BBB thank you very much

  52. 3-30
    9:42
    am

    I love the idea of making flower jelly! If only I had a Blue Book to tell me how! :cry:

    BBB Please!

  53. 3-30
    9:43
    am

    BBB Please.

  54. 3-30
    9:46
    am

    My mom makes gorgeous wedding cakes w/real flowers on them, so I’ll be checking out the list of edible flowers. I’m sure it will help expand our list of “cake safe” flowers, since we are only sure of a few.
    BBB, please!

  55. 3-30
    9:47
    am

    BBB, please.

  56. 3-30
    9:53
    am

    that’s a great list for edible flowers, thanks Suzanne. and thank you to Tracy for sponsoring the Ball Blue Book giveaway today. BBB!

  57. 3-30
    10:01
    am

    I would love to get one! BBB please!

  58. 3-30
    10:02
    am

    BBB please.

  59. 3-30
    10:05
    am

    Spring please!!! And BBB please : )

  60. 3-30
    10:12
    am

    so glad you did this today…..last couple years I have wanted to try violet jelly and don’t think about it til the violets are gone…maybe this year…. BBB please

  61. 3-30
    10:31
    am

    Over the weekend I cut daffodils during a snowstorm! Come on spring! BBB please.

  62. 3-30
    10:32
    am

    I would like to win the BBB. Thanks,Diane

  63. 3-30
    10:32
    am

    I’m heading over to About.com right now. I have always wanted to try floral jellies. Consider me for the BBB also. Thanks!

  64. 3-30
    10:48
    am

    Herb jelly…right up my alley!!! BBB, please!

  65. 3-30
    10:52
    am

    :shimmy: :shimmy: :shimmy: :shimmy: :shimmy:
    Pick me, me, me for the BBB, please, please, please.
    :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo:

  66. 3-30
    11:10
    am

    ooo…herb jelly!! BBB Please!!

  67. 3-30
    11:15
    am

    BBB and thanks for site to edible flowers.

  68. 3-30
    11:17
    am

    BBB Please!

  69. 3-30
    11:21
    am

    I can’t wait to try a basil jelly:))) and I would love the book!! Thanks for the opportunity:)))

  70. 3-30
    11:36
    am

    I never tried flower jelly before, sounds intriguing ! BBB please.

  71. 3-30
    11:56
    am

    Count me in! Spring is coming! BBB

  72. 3-30
    11:58
    am

    I’m going to try some of these once our foot of snow goes away!

    BBB please!

  73. 3-30
    11:59
    am

    BBB, please!!!

  74. 3-30
    12:01
    pm

    I’ve never heard of flower jellies. Sounds quite interesting though! BBB please.

  75. 3-30
    12:18
    pm

    Please enter me for the BBB! And I am jealous that you have flowers already-here in central NY the crocuses are just starting to poke out ofhte ground.

  76. 3-30
    12:18
    pm

    BBB for me please!

  77. 3-30
    12:20
    pm

    Just found a box of old mason jars!!!! Really need the BBB !! :snoopy:

  78. 3-30
    12:23
    pm

    BBB please!

  79. 3-30
    12:26
    pm

    Thanks for the link to the edible flowers page. I’ve eaten dandylion leaves in salads – this year I’m going for the flowers too. They should taste like mushrooms when fried in butter. How cool is that. BBB please.

  80. 3-30
    12:28
    pm

    BBB please!

  81. 3-30
    12:29
    pm

    Would love to try flower jellies, BBB pls!

  82. 3-30
    12:32
    pm

    flower jellies sound delicious! BBB please!

  83. 3-30
    12:33
    pm

    BBB, pretty please!

  84. 3-30
    12:40
    pm

    I really want to try to do this this year – I just need enough flowers!! BBB me please!

  85. 3-30
    12:51
    pm

    BBB enter me please. Jellies sound good.

  86. 3-30
    12:54
    pm

    BBB for me too, please….still laughing about this being a “Sheep in the Road” blog :sheep:

  87. 3-30
    1:02
    pm

    BBB Flower jellies….how fun!
    Thanks Tracy and Suzanne.

  88. 3-30
    1:11
    pm

    I eat nasturtiums in my salad all summer long. I would love to make them into jelly…hibiscus as well! BBB Please :)

    Pam

  89. 3-30
    1:23
    pm

    Yes please, BBB for me!

  90. 3-30
    1:25
    pm

    I would like the BBB, please and thanks.

  91. 3-30
    1:57
    pm

    I would love, love, love the BBB to come to me!

  92. 3-30
    2:30
    pm

    BBB, please!

  93. 3-30
    2:33
    pm

    Please enter me in BBB :o)

  94. 3-30
    2:48
    pm

    Enter me for the BBB!

    :sun:

  95. 3-30
    2:48
    pm

    Violet jelly, how elegant does that sound! On thin little wafer cookies. With lemon tea in tiny fragile little cups. Uh Oh! Look out, here comes Suzanne’s Giant Puppy. And Annabelle. Oh! Oooh! Never mind….

    Would love a BBB, though.

  96. 3-30
    3:03
    pm

    I would love to make some flower jellies! How very interesting! BBB

  97. 3-30
    3:05
    pm

    Lavender jelly sounds great to me. BBB please!

  98. 3-30
    3:10
    pm

    BBB, Please!

  99. 3-30
    3:13
    pm

    How delightful! It has never occured to me to make flower jelly….until now!! BBB Please!

  100. 3-30
    3:42
    pm

    BBB Please

  101. 3-30
    3:54
    pm

    I would love to have a new BBB because my old one is falling apart!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!

  102. 3-30
    4:47
    pm

    enter me in BBB please!

  103. 3-30
    4:55
    pm

    When I first read “flower jellies” I pictured those jelly shoes they used to make from rubber, with flowers painted on them. Pretty picture – then your posting opened & I saw this is something edible! I’d love a BBB

  104. 3-30
    5:18
    pm

    Wish we had spring flowers instead of the snow that is falling again! I am looking forward to trying new canning recipes, flower jellies will be first. :purpleflower: BBB

  105. 3-30
    5:28
    pm

    I’ve got way too many empty jars that need filling! BBB for me please:o)

  106. 3-30
    5:47
    pm

    Would love the BBB. I made violet vinegar last spring, jelly would be interesting.

  107. 3-30
    6:01
    pm

    BBB Please, I have to say you have me thinking of a herb garden this year.

  108. 3-30
    6:07
    pm

    I would love to have the Ball Blue Book. :)

    Belinda
    Bar2969@aol.com :dancingmonster:

  109. 3-30
    6:22
    pm

    Flowers? I seem to remember those, sorta. BBB please!

  110. 3-30
    6:33
    pm

    I make dandelion jelly didn’t know I could make jelly from other flowers cool. Please enter me for the BBB.

  111. 3-30
    6:37
    pm

    BBB please!

  112. 3-30
    7:18
    pm

    Spring also means that I’ve started my seeds so I have lots and lots of tomatoes and beans to can for next fall. BBB please

  113. 3-30
    8:08
    pm

    BBB please!

    I just found a neighbor who was complaining that she has eight fruit trees in her backyard, and they make a mess every fall. EIGHT FRUIT TREES! And she doesn’t want any of the fruit. I now have permission to glean all eight trees this fall for anything I want to keep.

    I’d love to be able to can some of the produce and give it back to her as a thank you!

  114. 3-30
    8:34
    pm

    BBB Please:)

  115. 3-30
    9:24
    pm

    No I don’t have jars, I’m waiting to get my BBB! ;)
    Please!

  116. 3-30
    9:28
    pm

    Spring?? We are getting the backside of the Northeastern tonight. Sigh I wish it was spring. Enter me into the BBB please.

  117. 3-30
    10:32
    pm

    Thanks, Suzanne & Tracy, for the drawing! Please enter me for the BBB!

  118. 3-30
    10:53
    pm

    BBB please ^_^

  119. 3-30
    10:53
    pm

    BBB, please.

  120. 3-30
    11:32
    pm

    BBB please :)

  121. 3-30
    11:41
    pm

    Thank you, Tracy, and thank you, Suzanne! Please enter me in the drawing.

  122. 3-31
    6:59
    am

    The winning comment number is #89, Tracy (summerwindsquilts). This giveaway is closed to entry.

  123. 3-31
    10:57
    am

    I noticed that on the list of flowers that were edible, that dandelions were listed as only petals are edible. That isn’t true, as the leaves (particularly the young ones) are edible. They taste like spinach, so my daughter says. :yes: They are extremely healthy for you.

    Dandelions can be used to treat diabetes, I understand, and the latex in the sap is good to treat warts.

    Dandelion jelly is very mild. I love it. Just make sure that you only use the yellow parts though…pick off the white, as it is bitter. I found a great recipe for Amish Dandelion Jelly when I did an online search.

  124. 4-2
    5:00
    pm

    I have never thought of making jelly from flowers – this is a new one on me!!! Your website is just a joy – I must share it with my neighbor down the road who does alot of canning. Blessings to you:-)

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