Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fruit Jellies...

Growing up in Florida meant that there was an abundance of citrus. The winter heralded the sweetest fruit, picked after the first cold snap. Now that I'm an adult and far from Florida, (where it truly gets cold and often times the winter months are bleak) a little bit of citrus is just what the doctor ordered to add a touch of vibrancy. My mom gave me some pomelos while I was in Florida and Cynthia had some ruby red grapefruit and some oranges that needed to be used, so I made what we call a "fruit jelly." I embedded peeled slices of grapefruit and pomelo in fresh orange juice gelatin. I juiced a pomegranate and used the liquid to help give color.

6 comments:

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

Citrus fruits ARE my favorite! I bet this IS delicious and good for this cold season...great idea!

gaffergirls.com said...

yummmy ... looks delicious Andrew.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS.....
mona & the girls

TesoriTrovati said...

yum.
i love citrus fruits.
never heard of making jelly with it.
thanks for the perk up!
enjoy the day, andrew.
erin

Jeannie said...

I'm a vegan so this looks interesting.

Andrew Thornton said...

It was a delightful treat. I'm thinking of making some with a sparkling wine. I think the bubbles will be little bursts of fun.

Oh, and Jeannie, I don't know if you can eat this if you're a vegan. It's made with gelatin and I'm not sure how fastidious you are, but gelatin is traditionally made from a product derived from horse and bovine hooves.

Jeannie said...

Oh, I got that. Like I said, "it looks interesting." Never said I'd eat it. Tee Hee. I'm beyond fastidious about what goes into my mouth. You have no idea.