Having sourced a new supply of quinces (Japanese), I was ready to start making. (BIG thank you to the lovely man round the corner at Number 3 for letting me raid his garden in return for a few jars of the jelly).
|One quarter of my haul which I'll leave on the table as long as possible because we love the smell of them...|
Unfortunately my jelly bag had seen better days, I looked in some shops & baulked at the price. I'd made the previous bag from an old pillowcase, so I looked around for some suitable fabric.
Whilst looking for books in a local charity shop I spotted these, erm, not so attractive items...
At home, radio on, tea poured, I snipped & sewed & created a new & rather lacy jelly bag. Mr TH pointed out that it looked a bit like some strange, new-fangled form of ladies underwear... I could see what he meant... I washed it & gingerly hung it on the line to dry- what would the neighbours think?!
But I can fit lots of quinces in it & at 50p it's a bargain! When it's full of cooked quinces, I'll hang it on a piece of wood (bit of old shelf) between 2 chairs. I've used this piece of wood as a jelly bag hanger for over 10 years now, it has strict instructions scrawled on it.
Let the jelly making begin!