Home & Garden, Making stuff

Making stuff 19: gin and jam 2021

I think we've established by now that my only claim to any goddess-like levels of domesticity is my habit of making gin, jam, and chutney. Last year (2020) featured a ridiculous 6 gins but just one jelly. The year before (2019) I just did a couple of gins and three jams. This year, the focus… Continue reading Making stuff 19: gin and jam 2021

Christmas gift bags
Children, Crafts, Making stuff

Making stuff 7: teachers’ gifts

Christmas is coming (like Game of Thrones "winter is coming" all ominous and doom-laden). This means that my carefully laid plans are coming to fruition. Gin has been prepared (Making stuff 3: annual gin, jam and chutney marathon) and bottled (Making stuff 4: gin bottling time) and so the time has come to put together… Continue reading Making stuff 7: teachers’ gifts

2019 gin collection
Crafts, Food, Making stuff

Making stuff 3b: gin bottling time (2019)

The gin and fruit and sugar has been steeping for about 6 weeks now (see annual gin, jam, and chutney marathon). So I'm ready to put it into bottles. I've got Kilner bottles that I accumulated at car boots and emptied of gin over the last year, plus a pack of small one to fill… Continue reading Making stuff 3b: gin bottling time (2019)

Jam, gin and chutney 2019
Food, Making stuff

Making stuff 3: annual gin, jam and chutney marathon (2019)

Today is jam day. Tomorrow will be chutney day. It happens once a year in this house. Having gathered some fruits from the hedgerows over the last couple of weeks and frozen things I wasn't ready to use, it's now time to ruin my kitchen. Again. Today's plan is: Gins: elderberry (my favourite), sloe and… Continue reading Making stuff 3: annual gin, jam and chutney marathon (2019)