Friday, November 28, 2008

A Cordial Welcome

I spotted a note on my calendar last week to remind me to strain and bottle the plum cordial I made this summer. Finally!

Last week, however, was more than a bit hectic, and I didn't get around to the task until earlier this week.

But it was worth the wait. The plums imparted a beautiful ruby red glow to the liqueur, and though I haven't yet tasted it, it smells wonderful.

It's a fitting welcome to the holiday season.

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At 12/03/2008 10:19 AM, Anonymous Jasmine said...

Such a lovely color -- I am currently making batches and batches of cranberry liqueur (not local but very seasonal and so yummy). I have just been catching up on thousands of bloglines and read your entries since September -- you amaze me at how much you are able to preserve while still working full time. Do you actually get it all eaten? I seem to buy too much at the markets and if I was preserving like you do would likely put too much up for just me.

At 12/03/2008 10:30 AM, Blogger The Baklava Queen said...

And it's actually a little more pink-red than that, Jasmine -- I always get a bit of gold in the kitchen lighting. Cranberry liqueur will be wonderful -- it's been a few years since I made that, but it was very good.

I did have a few things left over from last year's preservation, but on the whole I think I will likely get things cleaned up this year. I'll be tracking it to see.


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