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.)
It’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!
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