Hello Sweet Friends,
Hope your week is going well,
and you are maybe having some
Our's is a tad cooler, typically it is 90 degrees
but right now, it is 80, but only because it has
been overcast all day and rained a few times,
as we are getting rain from a tropical storm
that is out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Fortunately, at this point it doesn't look like it
is a threat to us here in Florida, but we still
have to keep our eye on it the next few days.
These storms have a mind of their own
Remember I told you a few weeks ago that
I was making Blueberry Vinegar, and that
it was so easy.......but had no idea how it
would taste.......but since then I have tried
it as a salad dressing and on some turnip
greens, and it was great. The reason I
love it so much is because it tastes like
vinegar but isn't so tart, really has a
great flavor. So will stick the recipe
in here somewhere! lol For those of
you who like to make food gifts, this
would be a good one to make.
Am also gonna show you our Fall Coffee
table today too, since I don't have any
pics of making the blueberry vinegar.
Wish I had thought of that, but oh well.
I just love these white ceramic pumpkins,
got them at Hobby Lobby, if I remember
Same picture With posterized affect
Also used 2 cloth pumpkins that I love
as well, that were gifts from my friend
Becky over @ Timewashed.
She makes some really cute and classy
pumpkins, and has an etsy shop as well,
so go check her out. Just click here
These are all Fall leaves I got several years
ago when we visited our daughter in
Asheville, N.C., I preserved them, so I
could use them again.
with Poster edges affect
Added in some dried hydrangeas, nuts,
apples and candles.
All the above pics were taken without
flash and the pumpkins look a lil bit
Took some with the flash and they came
out looking a bit too white, cause they
are really a creamy white.
Cut my table runner in pcs. and used
it in 3 different places in this room.
Now for the .......
Blueberry Vinegar Recipe
2/3 cups of crushed blueberries,
fresh or frozen (I used fresh)
2 cups of quality white wine vinegar
1/4 cup of pompeian Pomegranate
infused red wine vinegar, or you
could use pomegranate juice I
3/4 cup of water (to mix with the
2 pinches of sugar
In a bowl crush up fresh berries,
(You might need to thaw frozen
ones first.) I put them in a bowl
then put plastic wrap down in the
bowl to cover them, then mashed
them carefully with a potato masher.
Place the blueberries and vinegar in
the jar. then mix the pomegranate
vinegar and water together, then add
it and the other ingredients to the jar.
(If using a glass canning jar, which I
did, place plastic wrap over the mouth
of the jar and then the metal lid and
screw on metal top. This prevents
any risk of the vinegar contacting
Once lid is in place, shake the jar
well and put to the side to steep for
3 days. Shake it some every day
for 3 days.
After 3 days you strain the vinegar,
they say to use cheese cloth, I
didn't have that, so I used coffee
filters and it worked just fine. I
just put the filters inside my
plastic colander and put it over
a deep bowl that has a spout.
Now pour into suitable bottles,
using a funnel will make it easier.
I cleaned and used the white wine
vinegar bottle and the old blueberry
vinegar bottle that I kept so I would
remember what I was looking for
hoping to find it somewhere.) Since
I couldn't find Pompeian Bluebery
vinegar anywhere and saw some
simple recipes decided to give it
a try, and so glad I did.........
I tweaked this recipe a little after
I read the ingredient list on the
bottle of blueberry vinegar I had
Previously. So I added the pome-
granate vinegar, water and sugar.
But you can actually just use the
first 2 ingredients, course can't
guarantee the taste.............
It really is great, and would look
really good in cute lil bottles as
a Gift..................it is a beautiful
dark purple color, much like
grape juice. You can use it
for salad dressings, marinades
or on your collards, kale,or
turnip greens as well.
Who knew it could be so easy!!
Nice of you to stop in today and hope
You got more in the mood for Fall
by being here.
Have a great week ahead,
Love, Hugs and
P.S. - If you happen to be a Ben Carson
fan, just want to say....he has not dropped
out of the race, I think the main stream
media would like us to think so, since
they have chosen not to cover much
information about him lately, so just in
case you didn't know he is in 2nd place
right behind Donald Trump, they are
pretty much neck and neck............
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