I’m not a big fan of spiders, especially when you get up in the morning and go to run the water in the sink to make coffee and a big spider jumps from the sink at you. I screamed, not expecting a spider, and our son came running asking, “what’s wrong Mom”?? By this time, I already had the spider captured in an old jelly jar. Apparently sometime during the night this spider ended up in the sink and couldn’t get out. I did this so Bulldog Man could identify him when he had a chance. This way we can figure out what were dealing with and make or buy a mix that will kill this specific spider.
Raspberry Vinegar, today I started to make flavored vinegar. The vinegar will be great on salads, fruits and maybe bread. Yet another idea, I plan on making as potential Christmas gifts.
1 large jar w/lid
2 (12.7 ounce) bottles of organic white wine vinegar, (I used oak aged vinegar, and you can use any white wine vinegar. I will also keep the bottles the vinegar came in, wash them, remove labels and will reuse at the end of this process)
4 (6 ounce containers of fresh raspberries)
*3 cups sugar (after 10 days)
Place all raspberries in large jar. Pour both bottles of white wine vinegar in jar. Stir container, seal tightly and place container in a cool dark place for 10 days. Make sure to stir daily for 10 days. After 10 days, strain berries from vinegar. Place vinegar in a pot, add 3 cups of sugar and boil until all sugar is dissolved. Let cool and place in bottles (existing bottles, seal and label). To decorate, place a Christmas bow or homemade decoration on the bottle.
|Place Raspberries into Jar|
|Add White Wine Vinegar|
|Stir and close lid|
|Store in a dark and cool place for 10 days (remember to stir each day). After 10 days, I will update my blog with next steps (steps outlined above).|