Thank you for dropping by....i will be blogging about my life in Devon by the sea-side, decorating my 1926 home, vintage treasure hunting from auctions, charity shops , recycling centres and the good old british car booty!! One mans rubbish is another mans treasure! baking, sewing, painting and probably the weather!!!! enjoy! firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 2 May 2014
Lilac Jam .....Part 1
I got into foraging last year and discovered that you could make a jam/jelly from Lilac flowers just a few weeks too late in the season.
This year I have been kindly donated a lovely bag of Lilac flowerheads.......
What a beautiful job plucking the flower heads, they made a satisfying little snap as the flower is snapped from the stem...and the smell is divine....I now have to pour boiling water over the flowers and leave to infuse overnight....
I saved one perfect flower head to crystalise the flowers for decorating a cake for next weeks knitting club.
I will post part 2, the making of the jam tomorrow, and show you the Lilac scented Victoria Sponge I will make with it x x I may even have a jar or two to sell! I need to find more Lilac bushes!!!