Monday, May 7, 2012

Strawberry Balsamic Preserves

My oldest is in a 2 day a week Kids Day Out program and this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. I made Strawberry Balsamic Preserves to give to them with some homemade scones...if I can get them made tomorrow! This recipe made 2 pint jars and one tiny jar. I'll probably double the recipe the next time. The flavor was excellent. I'll let you know when we open the small jar how the consistency is.
 I found these labels here and just added balsamic to the label. It doesn't take a lot to make a really cute gift on a budget. I'm a maker. I've made most of the gifts for Adrian's teachers...Christmas sweets, Valentine cookies, and now preserves. 
I plan on making Vanilla Sugar for Christmas gifts from Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm. 
A friend of mine made it for me one Christmas when I hosted a cookie exchange. I think Vanilla Sugar and a pound of great coffee or tea would be a sweet gift. You could even include a pretty mug or cup and saucer.

 I also picked some can see where I have to fight with birds picking at them... My "teacher"--my boot camp instructor is a friend I've known since grade school. She has lupus and eats a strict vegan diet. I plan on giving her some homegrown tomatoes, serranos, onions, cilantro and other fresh herbs.

I'm joining 
Miz Helen for Full Plate Thursday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday

1 comment:

Miz Helen said...

Hi Meridith,
Your window of tomatoes looks like mine. I can't wait to try your Strawberry Balsamic Preserves, they look so good! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

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