At some point while the evenings were still light our previous outside light gave up. Well it did eventually – it was an auto-sensor light – and went through a prolonged phase of flickering for no reason, refusing to come on even though the bulb wasn’t dead and then eventually it gave up. I suspect when it realised we weren’t paying any attention (because the nights were light) and because it…
I AM SERIOUSLY PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK, DOING CARTWHEELS AND GIVING MYSELF A BIG HIGH FIVE.
I MADE JAM!
AND NOT JUST ANY OLD JAM, JAM MADE FROM BLACKBERRIES!
BLACKBERRIES WE PICKED FOR FREE IN HEDGEROWS NEAR TO OUR HOME.
FREE FRUIT! ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY OF OURS!
BUT LETS’S GET BACK TO THE JAM.
I ASSOCIATE MAKING JAM WITH THOSE EXTRAORDINARY…
I’m not quite sure what happened to our summer sun, it seems to have been replaced by chilly, damp days… it’s supposed to be the summer holidays!
With the option of going out and getting cold and wet versus staying in and making delicious treats you can seen which one appeals most. As a child I would do lots of baking with my Mam and in turn my Granny when I stayed at her house during the…
Here is how you make it (can be up or downscaled as necessary) with this recipe we made 1 1/2 litres of blackberry cordial.
1 kg blackberries
Juice from 1 orange
240 g sugar (120 grams for each 500 grams of blackberries)
Wash the blackberries
Place the blackberries in a large pan and cover with water…
It looks like summer is over… As I sit in my study typing this post, fat raindrops are crashing against the window and it feels as though the cold is seeping in. So much so that I have wrapped my cream-coloured pashmina around my neck.
Luckily, the memories of our fortnight in that little corner of the South of France that we love are still fresh, as we came back on Saturday night. Together with…