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Monday, 11 February 2019
Jam tomorrow, jam yesterday, but never jam today!
Well I have to disagree with The White Queen, because very occasionally I do have jam today (as in yesterday).
I'm not a big jam maker, or even a jam eater, but last Summer I had a real glut of Tayberries (big Raspberries), so decided to preserve some, other than in the freezer; and that meant JAM.
I don't know if Tayberries are particularly high in pectin, but every jar I made set perfectly, and was child's-play to make.
If I remember correctly it was 1 Kg Tayberries to 600 gms jam sugar, and the juice of half a Lemon. Boil and process.
Some mornings it just has to be bacon and eggs, on others only muesli will do; but yesterday morning I definitely had jam-urge.
Let me bang my own drum for a bit, and say that this was probably the most delicious Tayberry/Raspberry jam I've ever tasted. It was simply fantastic; a real intensity of flavour. This won't herald a new era of jam eating, because eating overly sweet things makes me feel a bit strange (probably my diabetes). But every so often to experience such jam is a real pleasure.
I shall leave the rest of the jar to Lady M. She doesn't know how lucky she is!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!