Monday, 24 September 2012

The Jam Stirrer's Assistant.



As with most families, my wife and I share the daily tasks. When it comes to Jam making, I do the Bramble Jelly, and Lady Magnon does the rest.

I tend to retreat to Haddock's when Lady M is in the kitchen, but occasionally I'm recalled in order to find a missing ingredient, or her glasses, or to fill in the labels.

'What do you want me to write on this one?' I asked.

'Apricot, you clot!' she replied.

We also have some red jam called 'Oh for goodness sake, can't you see what it is', and others called 'Look, I'm busy, OK!'.

I've recently noticed that we're right out of 'Get out of my kitchen, and take those bloody dogs with you'. And I'm hoping she'll soon be making some more of her delicious 'Just write down what it bloody well looks like',

It's good to have wide selection of interesting jams in the cupboard.


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24 comments:

  1. You write what you hear.... smart move!

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  2. I like the sound of Lady Magnon she makes me laugh - as do you.

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  3. Why get so technical? Just write "Jam" on every one.

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  4. Owl wood has the right idea. "Jam" or if you want to get technical, "red jam".

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  5. That's like 'Norrie's' F***ing Wonderful Damson Jam' of a few posts ago.

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  6. Oh I'm so glad it's not just me that gets in a rattle in the kitchen.

    I once found a pencilled note in the margin of a recipe book: 'sauce tends to curdle, beware of stroppy wife..'

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  7. Haha! I love those recipe names!

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  8. Oh no....we have some of those in our cupboard too! You have some things in common with my Wildebeast I'm afraid! ;)

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  9. I hope none of the jars are destined for a brocante or vide grenier stall. The French think we're mad enough already !!

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  10. Dates are important, too, if evidence is required.

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  11. This got me to giggling. Good job i canned tomatoes when no one else was here!

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  12. Love it! I want to make one called 'In a jam'. What? Too corny? ;)

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    1. When our children were small there was always a jar of 'Traffic Jam' in the cupboard.

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  13. I’m intrigued by what the Jam Stirrer’s Assistant could be asking, when Lady M was making the “Look, I’m busy, OK!” variety.

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  14. Excellent marketing ploy: "Literal Husband Jams and Preserves." You'll be a billionaire!

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  15. Love it!!! I had a big smile this morning reading this....do you have one called It's too f....ing hot!...that is what was said recently when other half was putting lids onto fresh jam filled jars..or trying to.lol.

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  16. Love it and I bet the jam tastes pretty good as well.

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  17. Oh, terrific! Now I'm thinking that my jam is just too dull. (Although I do have some containers of RAT in the freezer, carefully dated.)

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    1. I have bottled RAT... but much the same.

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