Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
My girl has a school play today and we,the whole family, are going to watch her.Can't wait to see her in action.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Makes 1 kg/roughly about 2 1/2 lb/
1kg soft summer fruit like raspberries,blackberries,redcurrants or strawberries
juice of 2 lemons
1 kg preserving sugar/4 measuring cups/
1.Place the berries in a preserving pan with 150ml water and the lemon juice.Heat gently for 10 min.
2.stir in the sugar and dissolve over a low heat.
3.Bring to boil and bubble for 10-15 min. on a medium to high heat.After 10 min. test for a set by putting a teaspoon of the jam on a cold saucer.Leave for 1-2 min. then push the jam with your finger-it should wrinkle.If not continue boiling and testing every 5 min.
4.Turn off the heat and let it stand for 15 min.Pour jam into hot sterilised jars.
This time I made it with 1 lb strawberries,12oz frozen raspberries and 12oz frozen blackberries.Last year instead of blackberries I used blueberries and it was scruuuuumptious!I like to leave the jam runny so I can use it as syrup over my French toast and ice cream.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
A dark,rainy day today.A day for chores,browsing the web and lounging around the house.Oh,I made a batch of homemade berry jam.