Making Homemade Marshmallow


I love it . . . I hate it.

Tired and just a tad awnry!

Oh . . . I’ve been in the kitchen, but I haven’t been baking very much.

I did manage to use some egg whites that I was actually saving for Macarons. I knew that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon, so I made the next best thing.  Homemade Marshmallow frosting, on top of delicious raspberry filled vanilla cupcakes. This is really the only frosting that my sweet hubbie loves.  He likes me to just leave a small bowl of it, that he can simply eat with a spoon!

I like to grab the blow torch from the garage, and see if I can remove half of my eyebrows.

If you like Homemade Marshmallows, you will love this frosting.


Full freezers.

Raspberries, Peas, Broccoli and more.

I’ve also bottled beans as well.

For a completely safe method, use a pressure cooker.

(FYI:  I removed the post below because the most safe method is pressure cooker and not the Water Canner.

My Grandma’s always used Water Canner for their beans and never had problems, but the NEWER SAFER highly suggested method is Pressure Cooker method. Please follow that method.

I also blanched pea after pea after pea.

My upright freezer and my chest freezers are full of Peas, broccoli, beans and these . . .

Raspberry . . . overload!

We have filled both freezers, and given away at least 50 gallons of these critters.

Our neighbors sure appreciate all of our picking though.

Sick & Tired!


Did I say I’m sick & Tired.

I am.

Not complaining . . . just saying.

The end.


  • Dianne - 08/14/2011 - 4:31 am

    Just curious, how many raspberry plants do you have? We put in some blackberry bushes this year but would like to plant raspberry and blueberry as well. I’m thinking of all the yummy things you can make with all those wonderful raspberries. YUM!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/14/2011 - 1:37 pm

      Hi Dianne,

      We have rows and rows and rows of them! They multiply every darn year. My husband has a green thumb since he’s a farmer, and so they do very well. For at least 3 good weeks every summer, we pick and pick and pick!! Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment. I sure appreciate it.

  • Charity - 08/14/2011 - 9:17 pm

    Jealous of your raspberry huckleberry jam! We have been wanting to go huckleberry picking with Niki and Gary for two summers and have not had the time. Nice job on all your hard work in the garden and kitchen. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 08/15/2011 - 7:25 pm

    Thanks for posting the “how-to” on bottling beans. My mom canned years ago and since she has now passed away, I was wondering how to do it on my own…I think I can now! ThanksReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 08/16/2011 - 10:29 am

      Hi Rachel,

      When bottling your green beans, please use the Pressure Cooker Method. It is certainly the newer
      safer way. I’ve never had any problems, but I certainly wouldn’t want to steer anyone in the wrong direction.
      Please use the Pressure Cooker Method only!


  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets - 08/16/2011 - 8:14 am

    Oh I am so jealous of your Raspberries! Before moving several years ago, we had planted 3 small Raspberry twigs. Within 3 years we had a Raspberry plantation, and picked and picked and picked. We froze so many raspberries, and made jams, and gave thousands of little berries to neighbors. Then we moved. And left behind our little patch. And for some odd reason, here in Ohio, my raspberries just won’t seem to take hold.ReplyCancel

  • Madi @ Sit down and eat your peas! - 09/13/2011 - 8:51 am

    These are so beautiful, they have definitely motivated me to get off my butt and bake! I cook every day, but find baking so much less motivating. I’m making a resolution to Get My Bake On!ReplyCancel