Came round the other night to give us about 2lb of brambles (blackberries). He sometimes gives us things when he has them to spare from his allotment.
Anyhow, I used them, along with windfall eating apples and pears, about 6oz of elderberries from last autumn, sugar, lemon juice, a little water and 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice, to make some windfall/hedgerow jam. I shall give him a jar as a thankyou.
Herewith the jam although it will probably look just black in the jars:
Although the bed still has its summer quilt on, it now also needs the addition of a little thin topper just to stave off the night time chill. Flannelette sheets have been bought ready for the colder nights and I think they might be getting put on sooner rather than later.