My husband loves jams and jellies. Homemade are the very best, and when we browse markets, that is some of the first things he looks for.
Last week when we were on vacation we finished up the backyard project ( well at least for this year). There are still some unfinished major things that will happen next year. But last week we bought some shrubs, one being a chokecherry bush that was full of berries.
David got the bright idea that he wanted to make chokecherry jelly. He did some research and these berries are very high in antioxidants. He wanted to take advantage of that and even went back and bought a second bush. ( Although I’m not sure how healthy it will all be when he adds 5-6 cups sugar to it for jelly)
Now the jam making…
It’s his thing and I’m not getting involved except to take a couple pics and give a little advice (& help when needed) in the kitchen.
And voila…7 little jars of chokecherry jelly!And quite tasty on toast.
Great job honey!
What do you get when you roll a super moon, lunar eclipse,harvest moon, and blood moon all in one?
You get the event that only happens once in a “blue moon”? lol
Last night’s moon was a rare lunar event. The last time it occurred was 1982 and the next time it will occur will be 2033. This is an event that has been talked about for weeks and in Nova Scotia we had a pretty good view.
We took a leisurely drive along the beach last evening when the sun was setting and the moon started to rise…
It was so beautiful! How I wish we could have stayed right here for the whole evening for this spectacular event, my living room window doesn’t have quite the same effect.
And because I don’t have a lens that will capture the spectacular event. Here are a few pics that local photographers captured of the eclipse.
A lunar eclipse causes the moon to take on a reddish tone and many refer to it as a “blood moon.” This year it is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox, making it a “harvest moon.”
And this next week the tides are expected to be especially high because of the close proximity of the full moon to the Earth and the occurrence near the autumnal equinox. We live in an area where the tides are pretty cool anyway so this should definitely be a beach week. For sure the surfers will be taking full advantage.
Will there be change in our world? History shows that any time there is a lunar event like this, there is BIG change. We shall see…I am just in awe of the beauty as we looked to the sky last evening!
Mid Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese lunar calendar so…that is TODAY!
The most common traditions for celebrating the Chinese festival are eating mooncakes and gazing at the moon, because mooncakes and the moon in Chinese culture are symbols of reunion.
So, here I am eating my mooncakes ( and I will definitely check out the moon tonight) and missing my Chinese friends and thinking about when I will see them again!
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
Sitting in Lunenburg on the patio having a leisurely lunch with the Bluenose sailing in the background…