Wednesday, 31 July 2013
July gone already! I really like how my digital photo reviews give a flavour of the month that's just passed by. It seems in July I created a lot, didn't do enough in the garden and didn't travel far from home! :) As always, if you'd like a closer look right click on the image and open in a new tab. Then you can enlarge to see each little photo up close.
The next week or so will be about getting my red and blackcurrants gathered in and turned into something for the freezer or store cupboard (if I had one!). They are so beautiful on the bush I always take lots of photos.
I've just one redcurrant bush so they are no problem, but I've about six blackcurrant bushes! I think I'm going to try cordial this year as well as jam as there is a large crop. I like Sue's redcurrant cordial recipe at The Quince Tree. Its nice and straight forward and I like her way of simplifying recipes by adding in her own experiences in the kitchen. Another new blog to follow!
I'm in the process of redcurrant jelly at the moment but I open froze some of the crop to use later in fruit crumbles - my son's favourite pudding. When I got them out to bag up this morning they were so gorgeous - just like frosted red beads. I wanted to thread them into a necklace.... but I don't think they'd last long and my neck would get sticky!!!