We have been berry picking in the garden today, a real mixed bag (or basket!) of strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, blackcurrents, goosberries and red currants. As usual Idgy and l managed to eat rather more than went into the basket, but at the end of the day we had enough for 6 good jars of our VERY BERRY JAM.
2 kilos of mixed berries
1 kilo sugar
Lemon Balm leaves
Thyme flowers and leaves
I strip the leaves and flowers off the Thyme stems and finely chop the Lemon Balm. With me everything just gets chucked in my old jam pot and bubbles away looking strangely volcanic and giving the Aga an extra coating of sticky gunk here and there.
We couldn’t wait to try out the results on some lovely fresh scones. Diet, who mentioned diet, l shall just have to run further tomorrow!
Don’t be fooled into thinking l have spent all day being a domestic Goddess, no l have been busy being creative in HQ as well. High time really as l have these huge fairs coming up in November and really must get some serious stock making done. Today l was working on a couple of new items that l want to get onto the site this week, you’ll have to wait till tomorrow to see the photos tho, as they are on my other camera.