|Setup of Nasturtium Flowers and Boiling Water Overnight|
|One of My Favorite Ways to Use Herbal Jelly|
Makes Four 8 oz. jars
2 cups of nasturtium flowers
2 cups of boiling water
2 T. of fresh lemon juice
Hot sauce to taste (I used 4 drops.)
3-1/2 cups of sugar
1 3 oz. package of Certo liquid pectin
Take the two cups of flowers and place in a lidded jar with 2 cups of boiling water. Steep overnight. Strain and measure 1-1/2 cups of nasturtium flavored water. Put flavored water, lemon juice, hot sauce and sugar together in a 3 quart saucepan. Stir constantly on high heat until you have a boil that can't be stirred down. Take off the burner and add the Certo. Return to a boil and boil for 1 minute exactly stirring constantly. Remove from heat, skim foam, fill jars and put on lids. Boil in a hot water bath for 5 minutes. Inner lids should click down to indicate they are sealed. If they don't, refrigerate those jars and consume them promptly.
This jelly has a peppery kick and a bit more from the hot sauce. The first try I made was with 1-1/2 cups of flowers and 2 cups of water and it wasn't strong enough. The Herbal Husband liked the second try more. Although he said the first try was just a lighter version of the second. So there you have it. With thanks for the inspiration from Miche Bacher, I hope you enjoy making my nasturtium jelly. It is a bit on the cool here. Fall is definitely around the corner. I don't mind the cooler weather. I need a break from our garden. It was more than overwhelming at times this year. Praying for the victims of the Navy yard shooting. Talk to you later.