Dave and I own and operate "Bernadine's Stillman Inn" in Galena IL since 2000. A prime spot to visit if you enjoy History and the Gentle Arts.
We here at the Stillman Inn have mastered "White Peach Leavender Jam". We put this on everything from toast to pancakes and oatmeal. We've also discovered the huge and great Farmers Market in Dubuque on Saturday Mornings. Lots of great produce, flowers and crafts but nothing can beat the Amish made Pumpkin Bread.
We also dabbled in fudge again this weekend for the guests. It was gone in no time!
White Peach Lavender Jam
2 Tbsp Dried lavender flowers or lavender extract
1/2 cup boiling water
4 cups fine chopped white peaches (8-9 medium)
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
6 cups granulated sugar
1 Pack liquid fruit pectin
Place lavendar flowers in a small bowl. Pour boiling water over flowers and steep 20 minutes. Strain and discard flowers. OR use 1 tsp lavender extract in 1/2 cup water.
Combine lavender water, peaches, lemon juice and sugar in very large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a full boil over high heat and boil hard for 2 minutes. Stir in liquid pectin and boil 1 more minute. Remove from heat, skim off foam.
Ladle into prepared jars and process for 10 minutes.
Prepared jars means they have been boiled/sterilized. Check out a book on canning for details.
More great news - our second granddaughter is due tomorrow so she will be with us soon. Hopefully we will be free to both be there. If it's in the morning we plan on sending our guests to Otto's for breakfast! Hope they don't mind!
Enjoyed two great Garden Tours this weekend. Saturday was in Galena and Sunday was in Dubuque. Both were fabulous. If you have a GPS it's even more fun!!! Don't miss it next year. Sunday night we enjoyed the Drum & Bugle Corps Competition in Dubuque as well. What a busy weekend!
Two July Specials:
Purchase a 1/2 pint of White Peach Lavender Jam and receive a complimentary hand knit cotton dish cloth
Stay three midweek nights at regular price and receive a bottle of wine for each night you stay!
Neither of these specials can be combined with any other special we may have going on!
Fall is coming so make your reservations soon. This is our busiest time so if you want to stay and in a specific room you can't book too soon now! The colors are wonderful around here and the big Craft Fair is the second weekend in October. This, and all weekends in October require a three night stay. I'm tellin' you it's busy and fun!
Bernadine & Dave