Sunday, August 03, 2008
BLOG JAM (Literally!)
My Bakeapple Jam, August 2008
One of the advantages of living here is that berries grow in the wild and are yours for the energy of picking them. The first of the season are bakeapples, sometimes known as cloudberries, which grow in the marshes. These berries are used for jams (jellies) and salsas and chutneys. I love the taste - I find them slightly reminiscent of the gooseberries of my childhood but with their own unique flavour and gorgeous colourings of amber/yellow with a touch of crimson, co-incidentally the colours with which I am going to paint my dining-room/kitchen.
Next season up is blueberry (and I have these at the back of my property) with after that the partridgeberry and finally the rosehips from the wild roses that spring from every hedgerow.
Also, subsequent to previous posts, the potatoes are thriving:
Potatoes' Progress ~ August 3rd, 2008
This sure gets my mind off other matters - both personal and political, which tend to chew away at one's equilibrium. If we let them.