Today I had planned to do some potting of strawberry plants. But rain started around 4am and didn't let up. I am happy to have the rain as we have had a very dry winter so far.
Luckily I had a plan B which was kitchen based work. So today the kiddos and I got stuck in and made the following:
Canned 4 jars of pears in a light syrup.
Our olives are ready so we rinsed them and put them into a red wine vinegar, olive oil and water solution.
Canned 2 jars of guavas.
And made 4 jars of passionfruit butter.
This recipe is from my favorite book "Living the Good Life" by Linda Cockburn. We tripled it as we had so many fruits to use.
1 cup passion fruit pulp
3/4 cup sugar
Melt the butter and sugar in a double boiler. Add the pulp. Then add the beaten eggs and stir until thickened. Pour into sterilized jars.
We eat it on toast, flapjacks or on ice cream. (And if no one is looking, I steal a spoon of it every now and again :-))