Thursday, 14 August 2014
There is an apple tree overhanging the path at the side of Marley Hill Community Centre where I run the monthly community cafe. Every summer and early autumn, the apples fall onto the path. They are not allowed to go to waste. They get bashed when they hit the ground but can still be used as a pectin source for jam and jelly making. I gathered a bag of them yesterday. My plan is to pick some woodland berries and make a summer forest jelly. Unfortunately, it is now raining outside. The berry picking may have to wait.