Currant Affairs

Currant-ly I am picking the whitecurrants


Smelling the honeysuckle


Making redcurrant and raspberry jam. Currants from the garden, raspberries from Sainsburys'.









Thinking that those South African rowers are wearing very tight outfits.



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  1. This morning we scraped the very last of the quince jelly from the jar and now I'm thinking I have raspberries and the PYO has redcurrants. Sadly I have peeps who object to pips, do you think this combo would work as a jelly Sue?

    Couldn't agree more about the rowers costumes ;)

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  2. Oh yes, they would make a lovely jelly and wouldn't it be a beautiful colour? My recipe says that you can reduce the pips by cooking the fruits separately each in half a pint of water and then sieving the redcurrants before adding them to the rasps. Doesn't really solve the problem of the raspberry pips though. I'd go with the jelly Annie.

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  3. Your departing comments often make me chortle! Rowing, shmowing; I was glued to the men's diving ..!

    I've just harvested a very modest bowl of about 30 blueberries from the garden. Not enough for anything other than sprinkling over a bowl of ice cream or throwing in a salad. Ah well.

    Heather :-)

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    1. Oh yes, I like to scrutinise the diving too. Must keep reminding myself that Tom Daley is only one year older than my son.

      I keep meaning to have a blueberry bush in a pot (wrong soil here).

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  4. Haha! I love the way you mix jam-making with tight outfits worn by rowers! Did you get distracted?! I've never eaten white-currants! I've just made some summer jam with raspberries, strawberries and blackcurrants. It smells gorgeous. All the fruit is shop-bought. I have no garden, so that limits the amounts I make. But I always do a small batch of all the favourites, including apple and blackberry! Yum!
    Happy jam-making and Olympics watching!

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    1. I'm easily distracted Sandra. Whitecurrants don't really taste that different from redcurrants. I made a lovely cheesecake-type dessert with them last year.

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  5. Diving. Ummm, yes. Not just me who spotted Tom Daley earlier in the week and thought "My, haven't YOU grown!" then?!

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    1. I think we should calm down and watch the women's judo or something similar!

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  6. Yes, watching the Olympic athletes was a lot more fun when I wasn't old enough to be their mother.

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  7. Bad, bad, BAD girls! Wash your eyeballs out with carbolic! ;O)))))))))))))))

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    1. It's alright, I'm watching the canoeing now -you can't see anything of them below their waists.

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  8. Wow gorgeous colour - not a bit envious in the sodden north west; no; not one bit; honestly - oh go on then, envying the non-mildewness of your fruit. Is that so very wrong?

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  9. Gorgeous photos - I love the smell of honeysuckle. I was watching the rowing yesterday whilst knitting - had to laugh at your comment; of course I would never notice such a thing! ;) Best wishes, Pj x

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  10. Managing to smell our gorgeous honeysuckle, but afraid our currants are a big none-event (get my Olympic link there?) as my DH pruned the bushes right back last autumn and they haven't fruited this year. Strangely enough there was blossom....... I could do PYO if I had the time or the inclination, but I haven't.

    On skimpy athletic combos, I love the advert (strange for me) where the elderly woman is talking about juice with or without 'bits'....then goes on to remark slyly about the sprinters' shorts!

    Unfortunately Tim Daley is about my eldest grandson's age, so that really IS a thought too far!!!

    Leaving you with very envious thoughts about that beautiful jam....I suppose I could give it a go.........

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  11. We are going PYO next week.When I spoke to the farm to ask what they had ready they said pink goosberries. I am looking forward to having a play with them as have never even seen them before.

    I have just published a blog post and linked to your muffin recipe. I have been using it since you posted it.

    I have added a link to your blog in my sidebar I hope that's okay?

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who was glued to the mens gymnastics lol

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  12. Ha ha haaa!! Our boys rowed well, eh?
    Your jam looks like something to be had with warm scones and mascarpone, utterly beautiful and sure it tastes great as well.

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    1. They did indeed, and today our boys rowed well and our girls have been phenomenal.

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