What a great thread with so much great contribution! My interest in this thread was to see what people have to say about jelly. Although the majority of comments have to do with jam. Jam has fruit while jelly uses the juice of the fruit without the pulp. I made a BlackBerry/strawberry jelly with some old fruit that needed to be used up. I added A bit of sugar, a bit of lemon juice, and some St. Germain. Strained out the pieces of fruit. I did use Ball pectin, following the general cooking time on the pectin directions, and did normal canning procedures. But as far as sugar lemon juice ratios go, I went off book. I am hoping that my jelly is safe on the shelf for the next couple of months until I open it. I did open one of my jars, and it tasted great. It was not super gel and was on the loose side but that didn't matter too much to me. My concern is always for safety.
I did review their website and they do have it. The shipping to LA is about $30. And they sell 1.8 oz for $16. Pretty pricey altogether. Fortunately I have some friends visiting AU right now and we got almost 16oz for $20. But still need to find an ongoing provider. ipsedixit had the best suggestion...the British website is very reasonable and shipping is $5 across the pond!
I'm trying to find ground (or whole) the Australian spice wattle seed ( wattleseed ). I've checked some of the online spice shops, but to no avail. I don't want to incur the exorbitant overseas shipping costs from AU ... does anyone know where Wattle Seed can be obtained? Forever grateful!
I live in the Shoreline Village area. A great neighborhood hole in the wall restaurant, that is off the radar, but sophisticated enough for foodies, is called Utopia Good Food & Fine Art. It's on the corner of Linden Ave and 1st Street. I highly recommend it.
They have a Sommelier and a very decent wine list. The menu is quite an interesting mix of traditional and fusion.
Although I stated Parker Lighthouse, earlier in this thread, I'd like to change my vote to Utopia Restaurant.
----- Utopia Good Food & Fine Art 445 E 1st St, Long Beach, CA 90802