Dec 19 2009
Last Spring my son was accepted to one of the preschools in historic downtown. We have a few friends from our garden who also send their children there. One of theme was a regular at the preschools “workshop” where parents get together and can jellies and make jewelry to be sold at the local Christmas market to raise money for different activities the children do in preschool.
Now, i haven’t had a chance to be part of a club or group that does things for fun (like crafts) since I was in high school. So, I jumped at the opportunity to join the workshop. We meet once a month around 8pm, crack open a bottle of wine, bring some snacks, and work on different crafts and talk. It’s really so much fun and a great way to meet other moms/women – especially when you don’t know many people.
So…when I heard about their need for jellies, I got really excited and ran home in search of a unique recipe. I came across a recipe on MyRecipes.com for a watermelon jelly, tweaked it, and ended up with something everyone was talking about!
The mom who is in charge of the organization for the jelly/jam/preserves/chutney sales gave my jelly the name “Toskanischer Sommer” (Tuscan Summer – in German). I went by the market everyday with my camera to get a picture of it with the other jellies, but it was never out. Then, the only day I show up without a camera, they are selling it..so these are pictures I took with my cell phone.
Much to my delight, all of my jelly was sold out in 2 days!!! Continue Reading »