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Comment by Daniel W on July 19, 2015 at 9:36pm
I was thinking, rhubarb jam. I have some big plants that are going unused. Might not be tender in dummer, I don't know,
Comment by Daniel W on July 19, 2015 at 9:30pm
Carl, kiwi jam sounds great, Have you tried it?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 19, 2015 at 9:22pm

Daniel (and others here who make jam) I have a suggestion.  How about using kiwi?  That would surely cause me to show up at your front door. 

Comment by Daniel W on July 19, 2015 at 9:15pm
Thanks for the compliments. The down side of doing it yourself is, you csnt blame a contractor if something doesnt work. :-).

Also getting a flat tire at the solid waste transfer station where I had to dispose of sll the old flooring, wallboard, cabinets, and ran over a nail or something. :-)

It did help that Ning spent a month in China. Ive heard that some coupkes fight so much during a remodel, they wind up divorced.

Pat, the jam was really easy. It's hard to find a good recipe, but its much much easier than normal canning. And since the fruit is not cooked, the flavors really come through. I do need to work on the proportions of pectin and sugar for some of the other fruits.

Cant wait to make some bread and a pie!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 19, 2015 at 7:21pm

Nice remodel, Daniel. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 19, 2015 at 5:45pm

Your kitchen looks great, Daniel.  And the fact that you did it all yourself is most commendable.  Your formerly "dark and dingy" corner has become a visual highlight.  Nice job!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 19, 2015 at 5:24pm

Nice looking kitchen.  I like how bright that corner is now.

Comment by Pat on July 19, 2015 at 4:53pm
Daniel, your kitchen looks fantastic! I could do some serious canning with that setup. And, your freezer jam looks delectable. Never made plum jam. You've got one on me!
Comment by Daniel W on July 19, 2015 at 4:43pm

This was the last major item for our kitchen remodel.  I kept the old cabinet to use as a pantry.  Originally I wanted to paint it white.  Once the primer was on, the white stood out too much.  This is how I painted it in the end. 

Very happy.  Easy to find stuff.  Easy to keep clean and organized.  Before refinishing, this cabinet and corner was so dark and dingy, depressing and dirty.  It was hard to find stuff.  I thought about replacing the cabinet, but this was a lot less costly and I think I like it more.  More new stuff would have been too much of a good thing.

You can see in the background, the dining room is next - and last.  The kitchen still needs window trim, floor trim, one new light fixture, and when I have the energy, a solar tube.  But I am out of energy now and it's time to rest.

I'm really bad about trim.  It took me a few months to finish trim in living room and study, after everything else was done.  I don't know why I'm so bad at that.

The freezer jam came out very nice.  Plum was perfect, fig a little too sweet, and peach didn't gel like I hoped.  Maybe it will after chilling.  The plum was Shiro, a very juicy Asian plum, already so sweet I cut the sugar back by 2/3 and it was still sweet.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 19, 2015 at 10:01am

The quesadilla was good. Sweet corn and asparagus on the side. I thought I had freezer salsa, but couldn't find it. I made do.


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