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Curmudgeon in a jam

A couple of weeks ago, I tried my hand at jam making, as I thought autumn was setting in here in the Cottageviertel, with varying degrees of success. 1,013 more words


Jam day!

Well, Paddington has marmalade days…so today is my jam day! Seems like an appropriate celebration for my very first blog post. I’ll be writing about my life as a working (self employed) mum of two and ideas for the interior of our farmhouse. 314 more words

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


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


Art, dogs, jam a truly British village fete


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


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