Thursday, July 16, 2009

jeep update

Here are some update pics of the jeep project. Finished the rear end and reinstalled it. Tore out the front end and welded up some cracks in the frame. Not as far along as I would like to be but am enjoying every knuckle bleeding moment of the rebuild!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Apricot Jam

Yesterday I found some beautiful organic apricots at the local grocery store. I decided they would look fantastic in a jam. After finding several different recipes (and consulting Grandma Ouillette), I decided to go with the tried and true Blue Book of Preserving. I was a little nervous because the Blue Book recipe didn't call for any pectin. Grandma said that pectin occurs naturally in fruit and some have more pectin than others. Apparently apricots are high in pectin. (Good to know.)Here are the apricots boiling down with lemon juice and sugar (the only other ingredients). After canning the jam I boiled them for 15 minutes. And then we had fresh apricot jam! A success! (Thanks, Grandma :))

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Anniversary Flowers!

Today is our 3rd Anniversary. Brian sent me flowers! Isn't he sweet? Being equally sweet on Brian, I got him a bottle of scotch.