Sunday, April 18, 2021

Close to completion...

 All that is left on my nephew's quilt is the binding.  There is enjoyment in sitting on the couch hand sewing.  I miss hand quilting, but it bothered my wrists too much.

I made some raspberry jelly and bacon jam this weekend.  The smokey bacon jam turned out perfectly.  
First, put a pound of smoked bacon in a pot and cook.  Then remove the bacon and put it on a plate covered in napkins.
Remove all but two tablespoons of bacon grease and saute one sweet onion for 8 minutes.  Then mix in 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika.  Pour in 1/2 c. Water, 1/3 c. Maple syrup, 1/2 c. Brown sugar, 1/2 c. Apple cider vinegar.  Boil 10 minutes.  Pour into a mixer and blend until small chunks.  Spoon into jelly jars, seal and refrigerate.

Delicious!  Excellent on toast, patty melts, and bagels.  Nobody said this was a healthy living blog.

This weekend kept me pretty busy.  I'm waiting for good weather.  I think next weekend I will put my seedlings in the greenhouse.
Have you ever had bacon jam?  If so what do you enjoy it on most?  I hope things are melting where you are.


  1. Those seedlings look like mine. I'm worried they will flop over and be too tall to get into the ground when the time comes (we're forecasted a bit of snow this week!). That bacon jam sounds delicious. I just discovered smoked paprika a little while ago. -Jenn

  2. I've never even heard of bacon jam. It sounds delightful as bacon is a favorite here.

  3. I’ve never even heard of bacon jam!

  4. I have never had bacon jam - I know I'm the odd one out, but I can only eat so much bacon and don't like it in things other than maybe beans. I think it's the nitrates. I've never had naturally cured but would be curious to try.
    I like binding quilts. I agree sitting with needle and thread is relaxing.

  5. No, I have never had bacon jam, but thanks to you, I will be having it soon. 👍 I enjoy hand stitching too. Your nephew is going to love his new quilt.


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