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.
I'm not making any jam this year, we hardly ever eat it anymore, being diabetic.ReplyDelete
Re your question on my card blog (apologies for not answering the first time!) - I use double sided tape for sticking on toppers and backing sheets.
Thanks, bought some today.Delete
It seems to have turned chilly so quickly this year. I phoned about getting the chimney swept and he said he'd had 30 phone calls in one dayReplyDelete
Hedgerow jam sounds good except for the blackberry pips!
I don’t like the pips either.Delete
That's why I always make it as a jelly, all the flavour of the lovely hedgerow fruit but none of the pips 🙂Delete
The jam sounds delicious. I look forward to my cosy bed as the weather changes.ReplyDelete
Shall be changing into winter sheets soon I think.Delete
I dearly love mixed fruit jams - that have a flavour all their own.ReplyDelete
Can’t buy them easily either.Delete
It has never crossed my mind to put elderberries in jam. I bet it tastes absolutely gorgeous... I feel a foraging session coming along.ReplyDelete
They just add a little something. Apparently the Romans use to dry them for winter cooking and tonics.Delete
I bet your jam tastes wonderful.ReplyDelete
Hope so, haven’t tried any yet.Delete
The jam sounds delicious, I love that you have called it hedgerow jam evoking some lovely images of picking fruits and enjoying the sunshine. The temperatures have certainly dropped quite rapidly.ReplyDelete
I have made quite a few hedgerow jams in the past, most are good.Delete
My favourite sort of jam.ReplyDelete
Alan has just finished off a jar that I added some rhubarb to as well and said it was the best ever. I'll have to take his word for it it would seem he ate all six jars ... I didn't get a look in 😄