This year we got around 2 kilos of blackcurrants from the bushes in our little back garden.

We’ve turned the whole lot into delicious jam!!



  1. August 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    What are those little paper dealies under the lids?

    • August 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm

      They are discs of greaseproof paper, just to make an extra seal in between the jam and the lid.

  2. August 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    The W.I. would be proud Andy!

    I’m hoping for a bumper crop of damsons this year- my Dad rents some land where he keeps cattle and last year we picked about 20lbs from trees around the field. We made damson chutney in a slow cooker which was particularly good, but I fancy having a go at wine or gin this year.

    • August 8, 2010 at 10:26 pm

      We made damson jam the year before last and it turned out really well! Of course they are great for booze too. I made some plum vodka recently which was deelish, it disappeared in no time actually!

      Good luck with the wine if that’s what you decide on!! I’ll swap you a bottle for a bottle of last year’s grape and blackcurrant 😉

  3. Rob said,

    August 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Deal! 🙂

    There’s loads of fruit at the Hayes so feel free to pick a load when you come down for the Transition Festival- apples should be ready by then I reckon.

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