30.8.12

The Jam List


I took an inventory

Marmalade 1
Quince jelly 3
Crab apple jelly 7
Damson jelly 6
Damson jam 3
Blackcurrant jam 1
Raspberry and redcurrant jam 10
Strawberry jam 7
Damson chutney 4 (big jars)

It really doesn't matter that the crab apple tree has only a handful of fruit on its branches, that the blackberries are small and wizened, or that there are no quinces at all. We have enough.

I might need to make some more marmalade before the Seville oranges reach the shops in January, lime or pink grapefruit marmalade perhaps. But no more jam or jelly this year.
I made my latest batch yesterday. I don't often make strawberry jam preferring to utilise free fruit, but yesterday was such a miserable wet day I thought I would brighten it by filling the house with the smell of boiling strawberry jam.











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