Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Wild Fruit from the Hedgerow
I went out looking for blackberries yesterday, but it is still a bit early so I didn't find many, despite braving five foot high nettles to hurl myself into the brambles in the hedge.
Then I found a bush that was absolutely laden with these little beauties - sloes! Tiny wild black plums, far too bitter to eat off the bush, but combined with...
... apples they make wonderful jam.
So I spent most of the day in the kitchen. It was a hot day, bright sunshine, a real Indian summer day, and I was working over a hot stove. The result? A dozen jars of jam, and at one stage, this marvellous colour combination to gaze at.
I've already tasted the jam and am looking forward to a nice leisurely breakfast on Saturday. With a bit of luck there might be a new Youtube video up by then...
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