Monday, July 27, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

Today, I am celebrating the first of the harvest. We have a huge sage plant - you can only eat so much fresh sage! Last weekend we found some herb jelly recipes and decided to try a couple.



This is the sage jelly. It's a pretty mellow color, I think. I've never thought that the juice of the leaves would be anything but green. It turned out to be yellow. Tastes pretty good, too.

And if that's not yellow enough, you can squint at the bottom of the first jar - there's a bit of yellow label peeking around.

Look for more yellow ideas at Drowsy Monkey's place.

11 comments:

Martha said...

Sounds interesting! I love the mellow yellow color :-)

DiamondVVV1 said...

I never thought of sage jelly, what a great idea. Have you done anything with basil?

Willa said...

I'm so ignorant I have no single idea what is Sage? how much more Jelly Sage, but I see the yellow in it. :)

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Fascinating. I had no idea people made jelly from sage but I'd be willing to give it a taste test ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Mimi said...

Aren't you industrious! It looks delicious.
Did you have to do that thing with muslin to get the juice clear? I remember making apple jelly when my kids were small, and being terrified that they'd topple over my shaky, hastily constructed "tower" to strain the juice.
Enjoy your jelly, I'd say it would be lovely with lamb or pork- if you're not vegetarian.

Rudee said...

I bet it would be yummy with chicken. A match made in heaven. I wonder if you could use the jelly to glaze the chicken? Why not? Mmmm. Now I'm hungry.

Sharon said...

Very nice...kind of looks like honey!

Angie said...

Nice post - my sage has almost gone, must have been the cold wind that blew across the garden last week (didn't affect the parsley though!).
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Just love all those tea cosies. I used to knit & rag rug. Thanks for your visit, see you again.

Joanna said...

Those jars of jelly are a lovely muted colour. What a great idea to make sage jelly. Where did you find the recipe?

ramblingwoods said...

I had never considered that and I had a lot of sage this year....Stephanie..if you change your comments settings to pop-up instead of embedded if will be easier to leave a comment. Some people, like me have a hard time with this type and you may get more comments....Michelle

Princess Sarah said...

Wow nice photos, it's different... First time to see like that.

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