Home-Made Jam

I love making jams and chutneys and have recently made batches of both raspberry and blackcurrant jam. (Those who requested blackcurrant, perhaps you’d like to help me prepare the fruit next time I make some!!) I picked the raspberries just down the road at Country Market near Bordon, brought them straight home and made the jam, which is a very satisfying thing to do. I’ve found that my sugar thermometer has “changed my life” as I so dramatically said to my husband earlier today! It really does take away the uncertainty about setting point and when fruit and sugar costs as much as it does at the moment that has to be a good thing…

Here is the raspberry bubbling away on the hob, complete with thermometer. I love the colour…

Here are the jams potted up and topped with pretty covers (tied up with my lovely coloured Nutscene string). You may notice that a lovely teapot has crept into the photograph. It is an Avoca buttons teapot and is an early wedding anniversary present from my husband – to say I was thrilled to bits with it is an understatement. Can’t wait to use it now…

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