Saturday, 7 August 2010
Oh dear !
Anyway after getting all my ingredients together Jazz decided to make an appearance and was loudly demanding his food so ----
It was feeding time
And warm by the fire time---incidentally whilst taking this picture I managed to take a better picture of the beady flowers spray that I showed you a couple of blog posts ago.
Do you see it curling to the top of this arrangement, if you click to make the picture larger you will be able to see the little red rhinestones set into the middle of each flower, I love to look at this, isn't it funny how such a simple little thing can bring such joy, must be the weather!
Anyway back to the jam,
I had my little ramekin dish of cold water all ready to test the setting point.
And then for the boring bit of stirring ,stirring , and testing
I had to put it into two seperate pans at this stage because I forgot how much it bubbles up and I was afraid of it boiling over.
and finally, three pots of blackcurrant jam and a little half pot of gooseberry which will be guarded with my life --MINE!, Oh I don't mean to be so mean but I simply adore gooseberry Jam and don't see it often in the supermarket.
Well by now the rain had stopped so I went to inspect the blackcurrant bush to see if any more were plump enough for picking, it is getting rather ravaged now with the wind and rain, but hopefully there will be some more soon.
As you can see they're starting to drop on the floor with the wind and rain. And I picked a little spray to put on the mantlepiece to cheer up the room a little, don't know what these are called , a neighbour gave me the bulbs some time ago and they are just starting to come out so I thought I would pick some before the weather gets to them. Come on weather cheer up! its August for goodness sake!