Aug 19, 2009

N.C. Red beauties

Hey gang...this is a Rednesday post!! I looked thru the 300ish pictures I took on our journey to the North Carolina farm of in-laws and saw some red LOVE. These jars are Heaven!! MIL calls it Mock Strawberry Jelly because they are made from her Fig bushes and strawberry jello packets...genius.
This is dear husbands Mama and those hands were made for G'ma love from the kitchen and garden!! She is making 2 at a time strawberry pies because our oldest loves them. She made 5 of them during the 1 1/2 weeks we were there. She adds jello glaze over them and cool whip top.
I just noticed her Red igloo in the corner. :-) Before I can even get out of bed she's already been to the garden and back carrying buckets from G'mas garden. I ate fresh tomatoes 2 or 3 at a time chopped up for every meal!
Here's a pic of their tomato plants next to the butter beans. I had to take the shot when I saw some ready to pick peeking at me. They still plant a huge garden every year and jar and eat all winter off of the harvest of it but it is hard work. I'd choose the life but don't think I'd ever aspire to work as hard as she does...she never stops.
Even more jars of Mock strawberry jelly out of figs...she never stops. Don't tell her about all these pics she'd never let me back in the kitchen or garden. :-)
Love...DeniseMarie...Bloom where you are planted, baby!!


  1. I'd love to know how to can fresh produce. I've always wanted a vegetable garden but I have a brown thumb. Kuddos to your mom-in-law. Grandmas are always hardworking people. I enjoyed your blog. I became a follower. I'll be back soon.

  2. Mmmm, yummy post! Happy REDnesday!


  3. What a scrumptious post! I would love to try some of that mock strawberry jelly! I bet the recipe is a family secret!
    Happy Rednesday!

  4. What a heart warming post. We did a lot of canning in the past. Nothing better than fresh fruit or veggies canned.

  5. Oh, that is so inspiring! Not fair! Why is everyone posting food today? Strawberry pie - drool, drool! What a great lady!

  6. That mock strawberry jelly made from figs sounds really interesting. She sure does work hard, I bet it keeps her real young too, staying so active.

  7. What wonderful pictures of a wonderful cook. She is a wonder!

  8. God bless her...and her hands! I bet she loves every minute of it!

  9. Hello, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Great post, looks delish!
    Bless you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  10. What a yummy post. It all looks delicious. You're so lucky. :)

  11. Lovely strawberry pie and mock strawberry jam. What a wonder of a woman! I'm in NC. Be sure to wave next time you're by. LOL :)


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