Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Yesterday I had recently picked blackberries and a sack of rhubarb to use up. Time for more jam making.
So, I combined 1kg each of blackberries, rhubarb and chopped apples, boiled them up and made them into jam (3kg of sugar included as well).
The result - 15 jars of jam. With summer and autumn crops now coming in, much of this jam will be swapped.
Monday, 23 September 2019
Sunday, 22 September 2019
Sunday, 15 September 2019
Friday, 13 September 2019
Tomorrow is the Bowes Agricultural Show. We visit it every year and enter the industrial competitions with our pies and preserves. We are now ready for it: blackberry flan, loaf of bread, apple pie, scones, eggs, cherry vodka, gooseberry chutney, lemon curd and strawberry and gooseberry jam are now all ready.
We had this pork joint last week. It was from the half pig we got last year so using it up created a modest amount of badly needed freezer space. Leftovers were made into a curry, along with some pigeon breast meat. The fat was rendered. Nothing wasted!