Friday, 23 March 2012

Three Things March 5

1) Discovering a huge toad under the beech hedge at Leith Hall.

2) At the Alford Charity shop (recommended!) spotting a man who informed me he was buying the baby bath 'to grow beetroot in', a pair of West German Strumpfhose (Cold War Tights!) and a tupperware jelly mould with interchangable motif lids (which I bought.)

3) Re-started my castle trips with a trip to Harthill and a wander round Kirkton of Oyne (but discovered my castle book had gone mouldy in my car boot over the winter :( not good.)

7 comments:

Sarah Rooftops said...

Mmm, jelly...

Elinor Vickers said...

When I was kid I used to make three layrered jelly with jelly cubes with my Mum, in the exact same mould.

Maria said...

I can't remember ever making Jello that wasn't in shot form.

Also, American lesson of the day... your jelly = our Jello. Our jelly = I don't know, jam? preserves? marmalade? It has a bunch of names anyway. "fruit goo in jars that is probably more sugar than anything" probably covers it. :)

Elinor Vickers said...

It was a traffic light jelly in red, amber and green. My Mrs Beeton book from 1920 has tons of unusual jelly/jello recipes, must have been a popular food back then.

Leen said...

uteeI remember that mould so well!It was a wedding present...a rather odd choice we thought but, unlike more expensive pres, used constantly

Leen said...

I didnt type uteel!

Anonymous said...

I used to make jelly with my Mum as a child too! And eat the raw cubes if no-one was looking!

Which castle book was it? I might have a spare.