I thought that 2013 was going to be the first time in several decades that I have not put up some kind of jam or preserves. I have just been run off my feet this summer.
But, my good friend Sandy stole a few quinces from a neighbours bush for me, they have been sitting in the fridge for a few weeks. My canning supplies live at the cottage up north.
I was able to find a few jars, labels bought some years ago in Mapua and lid toppers from a boot fair in Wakefield NZ. tucked away in a back cupboard at home.
Quince goes a long way as it is full of pectin. I must say the jelly turned out well....if a bit hard!
But the labels have a life or death of their own.