Random ramblings from the cluttered brain of a Brit ex-pat North Devonian trying to keep cool in the steamy summers and warm in the frosty winters of The Great White North.
Could you believe this?!?! I never tried crabtree apple before. As a kid, I have seen them growing wild and always assumed them to be inedible. Otherwise, the kids would have picked them clean already.
NB: The photo of the crabapple tree is amazing.
You brought back fond memories. My parents had a small CrabApple tree that bore so much fruit. Mom made the best jelly from it. Unfortunately I was never interested in making jelly and now they are gone and so are the old recipes.
Beautiful picture of delicious fruit! I bet there's a recipe, too! I remember us having a crabapple tree as a kid....And I believe my Granmther asnd mother made jelly out of the apples...!
If you find a good one, let me know!
I used to make crab apple jelly. It's rosily pretty in the jar, as well as lovely on your toast. No doubt there's a recipe in a box of surejel...well, yes I always cheated and used it although apples have lots of pectin. I do hope you try making some!
I checked on Google. There 255 thousand recepies! I'm sure one will fit you!
That tree is so pretty, so ornamental. Good luck with the jelly making. You'll capture that beauty to enjoy all year.
I am interested in how yo umake the jelly. I made lemon cheese the other day that was very yummy so now I want to make other preserves.
Have a look on here.. much more than Crab Apple Jelly...http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/ingredient-forum/2180-crabapple-recipes.htmlYour picture is very good, and makes me want to go out and pick some.
Awesome photo! They are such a cool color, I had no idea or had forgotten since I haven't eaten a crabapple since I was a child. But I'm totally a proponent for the jam!! :)
Aren't they a glorious colour?
Oh yum, i have never had crabapple Jam sounds good.Let us know how it turns out
What a beautiful photograph. I found a recipe for crab apple jelly in a book of preserves...if you would like the recipe, please let me know.I see that you recently visited St Lawrence Market. Sorry that I missed you, but I was taking a break last week. If you visit again, do drop by and say hello.Marie x
Remind me to scan the photos of Jon enjoying a birthday surprise....a day driving steam engines! LOL! He was in Heaven!
Crabapple jelly is delicious. We never had a tree when I was a kid during the war, but neighbors left us gather some or enough to make several jars of jelly. I can still remember the taste. Here where I live now, the neighbors have crabapple trees and those just drop to the ground. But some quantity stays on the trees and are freeze dried over winter. In the spring, an American robin will stake out the tree as its own and defend it against all other birds and squirrels. By then the fleshy part is all gone and only the seed is left hanging on the tree. Just large enough or small enough for the bird to swallow.Amazing fruit. Nice photo. Interesting post. Thanks for your visits to my blog.
What a lovely photo. Gorgeous color.
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