Saturday, January 12, 2013

Treasures

Deliciousness from the north.

Do you ever have something that's so special that you only allow yourself to savor it in little bites?

Both of these came from Alaska - the Kenai Peninsula.  The crowberries were gathered by Amanda, her husband and 4 others.  They had to go by boat to an island where these can be found and gathered lots. It took the entire day.  Then the girls got together to make jelly.  I really think it tastes so wonderful because of the wonderful day they had gathering the berries and all that went into it.  We received the jar for Christmas and it's just elegant, no slathering it all over the waffles, just a little on our toast - occasionally!  Thanks Bean and all.

The honey is also from Alaska and it has lovely floral tones.  This was Ellen's very first year for her bees and the jars were sparing I'm sure. This honey is a very special treat - liquid gold. Thank you Ellen

Diane

8 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What special treats these are. Enjoy each tasty tidbit.

Kit said...

What a wonderful gift. I have never heard of Crowberries. Kit

polkadotpeticoat said...

Diane, I'm halfway through my jelly and I don't want to share...its so good!
This is on my wish list with all of our native berries I want to make some jelly and jam this next summer!
enjoy, Heidi

June said...

It sounds so yummy Diane. I think you are probably right too about the joy of the 'gatherers' having something to do with the taste.
I had so many problems with blogging for two weeks that I didn't even try to visit or post. It was just so frustrating. I have used Chrome for a while now and I was still having problems with everyone's blogs. I just quit trying and then decided to try again today and things have been much better. It makes me wonder if it was me or 'them' : )
sending hugs...

Jayne said...

What a lovely treat to be savored.

Name: Amanda said...

You are SWEET! I love you so much! xobean

aknor said...

What fun to be able to share it with someone that really enjoys it! Have a great day, Diane!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Mmmm-mmm! Those are special treats. Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy