Friday, July 02, 2010

CURRANTS CONTINUED

happy 4th of july... i did mash and cook the currants...
then put them in an old pillow case, suspended by the pot rack, to strain...
and cooked the juice with maybe a bit too much sugar, this year...
i use an old martha stewart recipe and a scraggly mix of jars... i'm not fancy...
here they are all snug in the fridge to jel... i only got 5 little jars, and it took me about 6 hours, including picking the fruit! currant jelly has such a singular flavor, so it's worth it!
here was a harvest this week. i'm giving away beans and cucumbers quite a bit these days...
and a recent shot of the potager...

5 comments:

Bangchik said...

I love the look of the garden..., very ornamental, it sure can freshen tired eyes. Lovely currant products! ~bangchik

Sophie Munns said...

This jelly looks so delicious Em!
The colour and the jars all lined up... well done.
If I was your neighbour I'd love to be on the receiving end of a swap for your produce.
Mmm....what could offer you....last year a tree full of avocados...this year sadly almost no fruit!
We have bananas...and herbs...not much happening with my kaffir lime tree and I think I have lost my pomegranate!
Nothing anywhere close to as prolific as your potager... too busy elsewhere!
best for the July 4 holiday.... enjoy!
Sophie
pd watching for mail...wont be long!

Anonymous said...

I just had some of the current jelly for lunch! It was YUMMY! Like pure love! Thank you so much!

Sis

em said...

bangchik, thanks so much!

sohpie, have you got a drought there?i read that much of australia has one?

em said...

sis, it was! enjoy!