The lavender-lemon marmalade is resting after its boiling water bath and time will tell whether I'm absolutely brilliant or absolutely insane. Perhaps a bit of both. Worth noting is that I still haven't been to the store to get more sugar. (In my case, homemaker also means homebody.) This marmalade has about 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar, 1-2/3 cups turbinado sugar and about 1-1/4 cups honey. Simply because that's what I had. All I have left now is brown sugar. But it does have me thinking . . .
And I know I shouldn't reuse commercial jars for canning, but I had a few that I just couldn't give up. Although I won't advocate to anyone else to do this, I will say they sealed quite well. Waiting for the marmalade to cool to see if it sets and how it tastes will be excruciating. I feel a time warp invading the kitchen already.
The verdict on brilliance or insanity: a bit of insanity that accidentally conjured a stroke of brilliance!