The August Break 2011 Day 11 photo
At the weekend, my other half and took Buzz for a walk in the forest and ended up picking a lot of blackberries.
It became a bit addictive. The more we saw, the more we wanted to pick!
So to add to the fun, I suggested a 'guess the weight' competition between ourselves so when we got home, out came the scales and the results were:
My other half guessed 3 1/2 pounds
My guess was 4 pounds
actual weight picked 5 1/2 pounds!!!!!
so neither of us won but I was the closest.
I thought, well I'm not sure how I am going to manage to do something with all of those. However, I didn't want them to go to waste, so I have been trying to make jam in my bread maker. It is quite easy to do, just add the fruit, sugar and lemon juice and put it on the jam program and away you go.
I had one batch that was a success and set really well, but the second batch didn't set so it has ended up a coulis. I had some with a yogurt and it is delicious, so all was not lost.
I think it is to do with the pectin content in the fruit.
And the rest we kindly donated to my other half's mum who is notoriously famous for her apple and blackberry crumbles, so I am told!
I had fun creating pretty little fabric jam pot covers with a compass and a pair of pinking sheers .............
I am sure I will be making more as the blackberry season is a good one this year and I am duly informed that my other half has found some more jam jars!
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