More stuff, steep and store jars…

The last hibiscus are only just still flowering…


And being packed into jars…


And the prunus trees are getting more and more bare…


but not all those leaves are going to compost immediately…


Since a friend introduced me to this book: Five Minute Microwave Bottling–I have been experimenting with that.  Yes, the bottles seal.  No, there is no obvious cataclysm despite the metal lid being in the microwave (and the book explains why).  Yes, my friend is successfully bottling fruit this way.

So, as well as having a few items in India Flint’s online pantry, (what a fabulous idea that is), I have a little pantry on my shelf at home…

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Filed under Natural dyeing, Neighbourhood pleasures

5 responses to “More stuff, steep and store jars…

  1. I had that book but never got up the nerve to try the method. Couldn’t find anyone who had tried it, other preservers were skeptical. Ah well. If I find it in the secondhand again I’ll rebuy it! I love the pantry full of colors in the making.


    • It really made a difference to me to have a friend who showed me her jars of peaches!! I still checked in with her after my first attempts, where I watched closely and wasn’t sure whether top continue heating when the contents of the jar were really hot…


  2. Wish I had prunus leaves … they are stunning on paper ! Have you opened any treasures yet ?


    • I haven’t tried paper yet… but your cards are so glorious, it is tempting… I have only opened jars that failed to seal so far. I’m planning on leaving them as long as possible… so perhaps there will be an unveil in summer…?


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