Yesterday I spent most of my time in the kitchen , made 2 loaves of Pineapple-Zucchini bread. This was my first time making zucchini bread and I was really pleased with the taste. I'm planning to make a couple more loaves today. We've been eating the loaf pictured above , the other loaf is in the freezer for later.
One day last week , I made another batch of red clover syrup. I tried another method , instead of adding 4 cups of sugar , I added 2 cups of honey and 2 cups of sugar. But once again I didn't let it boil long enough , was afraid I would cook it to long and this time it was like water when I put it in the jars. I thought it might thicken up with time , but it didn't.
So yesterday I put it back in the pot , added another cup of sugar , brought it to a boil , turned the heat down and let it cook on med heat uncovered . I kept checking it and taking a little bit and putting it in a small glass bowl to see if it would thicken up after cooling. After a few checks , I finally got it to a perfect consistency , Yay !
I was going to water down the 2 jars that were to thick , but I put them in a pot to melt the crystals a little and I forgot to put a cloth in the bottom so the jars wouldn't be touching the bottom and one of them busted. The other jar had a scorched scent , so I just threw it out. I did end up with 2 pints of red clover syrup and it taste delicious. I also did a post about making Red Clover syrup over at my " Herbal Spirits " blog yesterday. So if you interested , here's the link ~ http://herbalspirits.blogspot.com/2010/07/red-clover-syrup.html ~.
I had a couple of readers that wanted to know how I make my homemade vanilla flavoring , check-out the link below to see how I made it.
~ Many Blessings ~