Fresh Summer Jelly

It's nice and refreshing to find a delightful Victorian Bed and Breakfast up in Marine City called Heather House that not only has comfortable accomodations and a dynamic view of the river from their wrap around porch, but owner, Heather Bokram, will also share some wonderful recipes. She served up the best breakfast my wife, Michele, and I have ever had--European, American or otherwise! Her recipe for Summer Jelly is an old English recipe that is so easy to'll want to do it today. Only three ingredients are necessary:

1 pound                fresh fruit
1 pound                sugar
1 ea.                  lemon, juiced

Place the fruit in a sauce pan with the sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until it turns in to a liquid then cook over high heat about 25 minutes. Place in sanitary jars and there you have it. With all the fresh fruit coming into season this summer, this one is a great one to have on hand....and change the flavor every month!

If you are into checking out the freighters and just settin' back and enjoying a peaceful, relaxing evening with some light classical music or a little John Whittaker with good wine, warm hospitality and wonderful food, take your sweetie to Heather House. It was built in the late 1800's and has been fixed up with a lot of style and class. And as always, a creative cook is a good cook.