|Cinnamon Basil Just Waiting for Harvest|
|One and One Half Cups of Leaves|
|Into the Processor for Chopping|
|Two Cups of Water and Chopped Leaves-Boil for Ten Seconds and Steep for 15 Minutes|
|Three and One Half Cups of Sugar, Two Tablespoons of Rice Vinegar and a Pinch of Salt|
|One and One Half Cups of Steeped Cinnamon Basil Liquid and Sugar Mixture|
|Mixture Coming to a Boil That Can't Be Stirred Down|
|Take Off Heat and Add Certo and Return to Boil and Boil for Exactly One Minute|
|Foam Waiting to be Skimmed Off|
|I Take Out My Jars and Lids from Hot Water and Then Skim Off Foam|
|Finished Cinnamon Basil Jelly|
So in the early 1990's when we had just moved into our house, The Herbal Husband asked what I was going to do with the lemon basil and cinnamon basil. I said confidently I'm going to make jelly. Having made some grape jelly with a friend, but not very well. I had found Renee Shepherd's recipe in Phyllis Shaudy's book, Herbal Treasures. It has been my go to recipe for basil jelly and other herbal jelly for years. I wrote about it for Mother Earth News. If you Google cinnamon basil jelly recipe, you will be able to find it. It is a wonderful and delicious recipe. Tomorrow I will be making one of my last raspberry jam batches and then the lemon basil jelly. I'm thinking I will have three or four batches to make!
Hope you have had a great day in your herb garden. Keep watching the chores list as I will try to keep it up to date with what I am doing. We are starting to work on what we are digging up and taking cuttings from to come inside! Talk to you later.