I think the picture says it all, doesn't it?
We recently introduced Alex to the raw forms of some of his favourite food. Pumpkin is missing from the photo, but is often in amongst the jolly gang of vegetables. When we seat Alex at his high chair now, he asks for "Tayto", "Ah nin", "Pup kin" and "Gah lee". No prizes for guessing what they are. He has tried to much on them, but we managed to stop him in time. I think the smell of raw onion was rather off-putting anyway, and he hasn't tried again since.
I have been doing lots of cooking lately. My local fruit and vegetable shop has been selling off some over-ripe fruit cheaply. I scored a large bag of cherries recently which I turned into two jars of conserve.
I threw in some strawberries since I had those in the fridge.
Then I added some lemon rind, orange and lemon juice and sugar. The mixture was brought to the boil and then simmered till it was thick enough. easy peasy... and now i have two jars of preservative free cherry and strawberry conserve in the fridge. It has both Chris' and Alex's stamp of approval, so I think I will be making this again when I next find cheap fruit.
I don't have a good photo of the bag I made, so here's a little sneak peak:
I love the fabric!
Labels: Alex, bag, jam, sewing