The cold, wet and windy weather has been ideal for jobs of a more culinary nature. Having picked our blackcurrants it's been jam making time and actually enjoying the warmth of the Aga. I can't believe I'm saying that in the middle of summer! The blackcurrant jam set well and has a lovely tangy flavour.
Chris arrived with some gooseberries so I made more jam with them. As it's too late for elderflowers, so I added some Attar of Roses Pelargonium leaves. It has a lovely clear colour but the seeds make it look like frogspawn! Because of the high fruit content it qualifies for conserve rather than jam!
Lids were made with with brown paper & jute twine and raffia - the only materials to hand but a suitably rustic finish.
|Better flavour than frogspawn!|
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