Tuesday, 25 June 2019

We are harvesting...



We have plenty of Broad Beans, Mangetout Peas, Globe Artichokes, Courgettes, Beetroot, Spinach, Tayberries, Strawberries, Blackcurrants, and Yellow Cherries.

It's time to start making my Tayberry Jam. I shall buy new lids for my jars, then I'm ready. I really enjoy the process, it's all so quick and easy, and only involves 3 ingredients; Tayberries, Sugar, and Lemon juice. 


Just look at those beauties! 5 mins boiling time, and viola! I made just 2 jars from the above. I'll need to do more almost every day. These berries grow like crazy!



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    1. The Beans and Peas are both very good, but I have very few of each. They will soon be replace by salads.

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  2. In the heat wave, you will have a lot of work inside the house. Better so than outside.

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  3. Are tayberries similar to raspberries? I've never seen them around here. I had some of the best blueberries I've tasted in years this past weekend when we visited the North Carolina mountains about 5 hours northwest of here. The soil and altitude must make a difference. They seemed much sweeter and more flavorful than the berries we get down here.

    I'm so jealous of your garden output!

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    1. Tayberries are very BIG Raspberries, in fact I think they're a cross between Raspberries and Blackberries; but much bigger.

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  4. So satisfying to enjoy your own produce.

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    1. Especially when it first starts, at the beginning of a new season.

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  5. Jam full of flavour! Well done. Do You eat it or just Lady M?

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    1. It's mostly for the children, when they come in Summer. They can consume a couple of jars just for breakfast.

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  6. That jam looks fabulous. My courgettes are just starting to flower. We are having downpour after downpour here. We had loganberries when I was a child do you know anything about them? Enjoy your jam.

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    1. I'm not 100% sure, but I think they're either the same thing, or very similar. Basically a very big Raspberry.

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    1. The jam hasn't set quite how I like it..... next time!

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  8. I shall be picking our first courgette today! Missing our raspberries and tayberries though.

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    1. All our berries are going crazy. I'm not sure how well manage to eat them all.

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  9. How calming it is to come over here to a world of jams and fruits and courgettes.

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  10. Raspberry and apricot are my favourite jams although I try not to eat too much of it !!!!! I think that raspberries, Tayberries/loganberries are my favourite fruit along with peaches, strawberries, cherries, greengages, Victoria plums and a good apple 🤣. This seems to be the time of year when you really reap the fruit of your labours Cro XXXX

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    1. They are the two that we make. I do the Raspberry, and Lady M does the Apricot. I made Peach jam once (we had a glut) it wasn't nice.

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  11. I know you are a happy man these days.

    We are eating our first tomatoes (Early Girls) and some peppers are almost ready.

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    1. I ate my first Cherry Tomato this morning; there was just one!

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  12. We only have strawberried and beetroot ready here at the moment. Still a long wait for our peas, beans and courgettes :(

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    1. My Strawberries didn't do well this year (they're now finished). I'm waiting to pull the Beetroot; I don't think they're big enough yet.

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  13. It looks delicious, Cro. Must be fantastic on toast. :-)

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    1. And on Scones, with a big dollop of thick cream. It has so much flavour.

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  14. Only seems like yesterday you were getting Haddocks ready for the summer and now this bounty! Thanks to you Cro and a recent post, we now have a vine planted in our Wrenery.


    LX

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    1. I had a look at my recently planted 'Black Hamburg' grape (which was covered in grapes), and I'm not certain, but I think it has caught a disease, or tiny insects. I shall have to investigate further today.

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