Emergency and Kiwi Mint Jelly

by Joanne on July 31, 2010

911 was called…..

I won’t go into any detail only that everyone is ok now and everyone who helped us was fantastic.  The police officer who was the first person to show up. The EMT’s from Edwards Ambulance, big hefty dudes.  

Dad went to St. E’s and had to spend the night but insisted it was quite unnecessary.   They finally kicked him out released him at 1:30 pm today.  He can be very insistent and quite stubborn.  In fact, he had his shoes and pants on by 6 AM ready to leave. 

Even though Dad insisted I run the race today, it wasn’t going to happen: Late night and no food = bad run.  I wanted to take him a cup of tea and bring my mother to the hospital by 8 am.  No race for me. This is what I did do….

Up at 6 AM – wish I could turn off that internal alarm! – and working on 5 hours restless sleep,  I got Shane out the door and onto the road running.  Shane ran faster than he ever has. The poor guy didn’t know what was going on.  We did 6 miles within 49 minutes and half that time I was just running without a clue as to the environment.  My thoughts were deep and distracted me from the run.  Intermittently, I kept thinking “Gotta get home and get to the hospital”.  Who wouldn’t?! 

Dad’s home now. We’re all ok and very grateful for all our blessings.

This is what I did to distract myself today…

1. Ran with the Shaner – 6 miles.  Total weekly mileage = 53.38  Goal achieved.

2. Grocery shopped – always fun.

3.  Made ribs for the meat eaters.  I’m not posting a recipe on this because it happened in one of those spur of the moment cooking experiences so I didn’t write down measurements AND… I don’t eat meat and therefore rarely will post meat recipes. 

However, just to give you an idea, this is how it went:  saw the ribs in the store and bought them.  *Mum mentioned something about a rib craving.  Seared in sunflower oil, 3 min per side. Mixed BBQ sauce with ketchup, A-1 Sauce, Molasses, Zesty mustard, and white wine. * I was originally going to use just BBQ sauce but didn’t have enough which is the reason for all the add-ins. Put in a 250 deg. oven and let cook all day.

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4.  Made Kiwi Mint Jelly – We have so much mint in our garden, I had to figure out a way to use it. I saw a recipe on eCurry and decided to convert it.  

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Makes 1 Jar of Jelly:

  • 8 cups peeled and sliced kiwi

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  • 3 cups fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 1 TBS sliced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Put all ingredients into the food processor and process until smooth.

Pour into a stockpot and bring to a boil *You’ll want to cover with a shield (not a lid-let the liquid evaporate) because it will spatter.   Let boil about 20 minutes or until it reaches a temperature of about 221 deg. F.

Sterilize a jar and pour the slightly cooled mixture into the jar.

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Enjoy on toast or bagel rounds.

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5. Made the recipe for CNYEats … check back later on Sunday for that one

6. Got the mail in and …YAY! Reflective vests for Ted and me.

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The mornings are darker now and Ted needs one for cycling. I need one for running

7.  Had a glass of wine… Ahhhh…

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Feeling tipsy…

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That was my very long Saturday in a nutshell. 

What do you do when you are stressed out?  Exercise? Eat? Call a friend?….

Joanne

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8 Comments

  • At 2010.07.31 20:26, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

    I am glad everyone is okay!

    Sorry you weren’t able to run the race. Those ribs do look delicious. When I get stressed, I want to eat and really have to work hard not to do it. So I pound stuff out on the keyboard.
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    • At 2010.07.31 20:50, Bela said:

      Oh no, so sorry, but glad your dad is home and okay!
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      • At 2010.08.01 01:29, Monet said:

        I am so sorry about your dad and the race…life happens sometimes and we just have to go along for the ride. I hope that he feels 100 percent better soon. Even though your day didn’t turn out as planned, it seems like you still had some wonderful moments…making and eating that jam had to be pretty delightful!
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        • At 2010.08.01 08:44, claudia lamascolo said:

          Man that was a scary day! Hope all is behind you now and your dad is well. I have no idea how you found time to cook, but thats why you look 20 yet! Good food and healthy living… have a great rest of your weekend 🙂
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          • At 2010.08.01 13:38, sippitysup said:

            Wow! I came her for the jelly and got a drama. Happy ending though, right?? GREG

            • At 2010.08.01 14:16, Heather said:

              Glad your dad is OK!!

              I’ve never made jelly, but have always wanted to. Maybe I’ll put that on my “to do” list for the Fall….. 🙂
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                • At 2010.08.03 02:11, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                  So sorry about your dad, hope he’s feeling better!

                  Ribs – oh my.. RIBS!!!!!!! my favourite kind of summer BBQ meat. I’ve only had them ONCE this year, I need to do something about this 😀
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