Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Busy Saturday!

I was literally on my feet all day Saturday, from the time I woke up until about 8:30 that night. I was a grocery shopping, errand-running, liquor-making, canning fool.

I started a batch of Limoncello:

It takes 8 weeks from start to finish, but we'll still give some bottles out for Xmas. We'll just put a note on them stating when they'll be ready to drink (January 15th - not that I'm counting down the days or anything). The first step was mixing the vodka with the lemon peel. You give it a good shake every day for two weeks, and then strain the peel out and add lemon juice and simple syrup. Vodka, lemons & sugar. I mean, how good is that going to be? Really good.

This little guy was at my feet the whole time I was working in the kitchen.

I found love while cutting figs:

Here's a portion of my day's work:

And here's just about everything (peach butter, fig jam, strawberry jam, tomato-chili jam, a few vodkas):

You can't really see the 12 or so jars of peach butter behind the big jars on the top shelf, but they're there.

I have enough of everything for Xmas gifting now, all that's left to work on is the infused vodkas. Gonna hopefully finish those this weekend.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Hope Nate is ok! You make your own lemonchello? Man I could really do with a friend like you!

  2. Hi, I just found your blog and had to comment! Homemade limoncello sounds amazing and so so easy too! I might just have to start a batch, and soon! I can't get over how cute that fig is, what a lovely little <3

  3. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

    This is the first time I've ever tried making limoncello, but I have a feeling it will turn out just fine - I can't wait to drink it!