Homemade Herb Jellies
Many gardeners have had a good crop of herbs this year, even in areas where drought has been an issue. Are you one of them and wondering what to do with your herbal bounty beyond the usual flavorings in your family fare? Good news: Fresh herbs are fantastic for making gourmet-style jellies, the perfect accompaniment to a variety of roasted meats and vegetables. Even better, making your own is as simple as brewing tea – not to mention a delightful way to savor nature’s goodness year-round!
Rose Hip Jam
Roses have more to offer than just beautiful blooms. Around late summer and early fall, luscious (typically red or orange) rose hips take over the plant and put on a gorgeous show of color. But that’s not all: Many studies show there’s a high vitamin C content, as well as many other vitamins and minerals, found in rose hips. Discover how to harvest this remarkable treat so you can enjoy its many health benefits – whether in teas or muffins or in this wonderful rose hip jam recipe. (Hey, it’s hip to be healthy!)