ArtMind Mosaic 31.08.10 : STICKY!

Every Tuesday ArtMind hosts a link up where you make a mosaic from images you like on Flickr and post it up. The theme can usually be what ever you want.

My theme this week is STICKY.

Last Thursday I decided to try my hand at making plum jelly. I had great success with making lavender jelly and thought I was ready for this more advanced product. I had loads of lovely wild plums from which I extracted the juice.

It was a DIS-AS-STER. But NOT an unmitigated one as I did eventually end up with SOME jelly and it does taste very nice but OY-Vey... what a mess! I was in a rush and tired and things just went wrong. Absolutely EVERYTHING in my kitchen some how got sticky. It is STILL sticky. I imagine that I will be finding the sticky for years to come.

It wouldn’t set and I had to add more pectin and it boiled over and the jars were in the oven too long and one exploded and jelly went every where and everything is sticky… It did sort of gel in the end but I don’t think it would pass muster at the WI.

The jelly does taste yummy and I thought about all the other yummy things I love that are also sticky and messy and a pain to make or clean up but are worth it.

1. Honey & sun, 2. Toffee Apples, 3. Pecan Honey Sticky Buns, 4. plum jelly august 2010

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