Thursday, June 3, 2010

Carnival #170

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The strawberries are almost done. I am not exactly sure if that makes me sad or happy. I don't think we could ever have too many strawberries, but it will be nice to move on to something new. Not to mention, I'm having a little trouble keeping up with all the strawberries.

Which is why my MIFS post this week is about things in process instead of things that are completed. Currently in process in my kitchen is Strawberry Cordial. This is the strawberry version of the Blackberry Cordial that I made last summer. This was so delicious. I can't wait to try the strawberry version.

The next strawberry project on the agenda is something new to me,  Strawberry Lemonade concentrate. This project is in process also. Well, in the very early stages of the process. The berries are cleaned and hulled. That counts as starting doesn't it?

I first came across the recipe for this in my Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. Recession Therapy has a very similar recipe posted at her site.

I am very excited to try this. I imagine myself in the dead of winter mixing up a pitcher of strawberry lemonade, and bringing a little sunshine to the day.   Well, I guess that means I need to get moving and  bottle up some of that summer goodness.

Photo credit: 101 Recipes

What have you been working on this week?


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  1. I have never done any preserving! My aunt does it all the time which is nice but I've never tackled it myself! I just found your blog and will come back and read more, thanks!

  2. I have a whole book on preserving but I've been rather lax in using it. I think it's time to bring it out and try a bit. Thanks for sharing! Oh, and I like the little pictures on your linky.

  3. I love anything with strawberries, but the season is so short here!


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