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BlackBerries: Picking and Jam

Did you know that it is currently the most wonderful time of year? No? Well it is true you see. Yes, we are quickly edging towards the end of summer however the beginning of the much longed after Autumn months are just around the corner. 655 more words

Autumn

Black Mulberry Jam (And Strawberry & Peach!) Session

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning. 1,637 more words

Foraging

Art, dogs, jam a truly British village fete

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Today Tilly and I headed off to the Norley village garden fete, this is a traditional village fete in a nearby village in Cheshire. We had kindly been invited to hold a stand and to judge the art section. 207 more words

Art

Pear Elderberry Jam

Wild Black Elderberries and freshly picked green pears were combined to make this lovely jam. It is a beautiful ruby color and quite possibly the prettiest thing I’ve ever canned. 974 more words

Foraging

Gardening with Unhealthy Air Quality

Hey Everyone!

I had picked raspberries Monday, and had put them in the refrigerator to hold them over a couple days until I got another couple of pints. 185 more words

Homemaking

Summer Jamming with "The Preservatory" by Lee Murphy: a Book Review

So when the late, great Bob Marley sang “Jamm’in”, was he singing about “Strawberry Mint”, “Blueberry Thyme” or “Apricot with Tarragon and Riesling”?  Well, we may never know, but we do know that he was so inspired by jam making, that he wrote a whole song about it!   705 more words

Recipes

Making Jam

This weekend I did one of the most British summertime things I have ever done: I went fruit picking and then made my own jam. Now I must be honest, this trip wasn’t inspired by a sudden desire to be all domestic and housewifely (although I do like to bake once in a while), rather being the clothes obsessed person I am it was inspired by a skirt. 350 more words

Food