logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Senior Travel Site

BellaOnline's Senior Travel Editor

g

Murski Homestead Basil Cranberry Jelly Recipe


Deep in the heart of bluebonnet country, tucked into the beautiful foothills of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find the lovely Murski Homestead B & B.Black Angus and Blue Bonnets A mere five minutes or so from charming historic Brenham, the Murski Homestead, built in the early 1890’s, was the original homestead of Polish immigrant Jakub Murski, Jr. This true-to-life Texas homestead has remained in the Murski family and has been passed down to current owners Thomas Murski, a great-great-grandson, of Jakub, and his wife Pamela.

Though no longer the permanent residence of the current Murski family, Thomas and Pamela have lovingly restored the family home.Murski Front Porch The original homestead has been transformed into a beautiful, secluded B & B that continues the long tradition of providing comfort, enjoyment, and special memories, to the many quests lucky enough to find this little piece of heaven in the Texas hills. At the Murski Homestead you’ll find a peaceful, quiet, escape from your hectic day-to-day grind.

Murski PorchYou can sit on the porch swing and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset, take a driving tour and explore the back roads of historic Washington County, the birthplace of Texas, go birding, biking, hiking, or do some shopping and gallery hopping around charming Brenham. During a stay at the Murski Homestead you’ll find it’s easy to fill your time or leave it blissfully unfilled, it’s up to you.

If you like the idea of combining a relaxing getaway with the exciting opportunity to hone your culinary skills, Pamela Murski offers fun, creative and delicious cooking classes for her guests. Pamela teaches participants new cooking skills, how to cultivate and cook with herbs, prepare fresh healthy cuisine, or create delectable jams and jellies, all this in a setting right out of a Home & Garden magazine. During her B & B cooking classes, Pamela enthusiastically shares her many years of culinary experience and her down-home philosophy of growing and cooking with the freshest ingredients to create delicious foods that will make you a star in your own kitchen.

But don’t let the notion of cooking classes scare you away. If you’re idea of a great getaway is to let someone else do the cooking than, you can kick off your shoes, find a comfortable spot on the porch swing and simply relax and enjoy the large helping of gourmet food and B & B hospitality, served up Texas style at the Murski Homestead.

For more information on the Murski Homestead B & B visit: www.murskihomesteadbb.com. On the website you can sign up for the Murski Homestead newsletter and free recipe of the month. Pamela has given permission to reprint one of her recipes here just for you so get cooking!

Basil Cranberry jelly – Pamela Murski, the Murski Homestead B & B
A wonderful balance of flavors and translucent color make this jelly a lovely gift from your garden.

Prep: 35 minutes. Process; 5 minutes
2½ cups cranberry juice
1½ cups fresh basil leaves
3½ cups sugar
½ teaspoon butter
½ of a 6-ounce package (1foil pouch) liquid fruit pectin

To make infused juice: In a medium saucepan, combine cranberry juice and basil. Bring to boiling; remove from heat. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain out and discard basil. Measure 1¾ cups of the infused juice. Discard any remaining juice.

In a large heavy kettle, combine the 1¾ cups infused juice, sugar, and butter. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Quickly stir in pectin. Return to a full rolling boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off foam with a metal spoon.

Ladle into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a ¼ inch headspace. Wipe jar rims. Place hot, sterilized lids on jars immediately; adjust lids. Process in boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to a boil). Remove jars; cool on racks. (May take several days to set.) Makes about 5 half-pints.


Add Murski+Homestead+Basil+Cranberry+Jelly+Recipe to Twitter Add Murski+Homestead+Basil+Cranberry+Jelly+Recipe to Facebook Add Murski+Homestead+Basil+Cranberry+Jelly+Recipe to MySpace Add Murski+Homestead+Basil+Cranberry+Jelly+Recipe to Del.icio.us Digg Murski+Homestead+Basil+Cranberry+Jelly+Recipe Add Murski+Homestead+Basil+Cranberry+Jelly+Recipe to Yahoo My Web Add Murski+Homestead+Basil+Cranberry+Jelly+Recipe to Google Bookmarks Add Murski+Homestead+Basil+Cranberry+Jelly+Recipe to Stumbleupon Add Murski+Homestead+Basil+Cranberry+Jelly+Recipe to Reddit




The Bluebonnets of Washington County Texas
Tour Blue Bell Creameries In Brenham
Southern Rose Ranch French Toast
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Senior Travel Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Hazel M. Freeman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Hazel M. Freeman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Hazel M. Freeman for details.

g


g features
U.S. Passport Card Use

The Soo Locks Of Sault Ste. Marie

Unbelievably Good Deals for Seniors

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor