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The fruits of my labours

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Today things got fruity in my kitchen. No, not like that, not at my time of life. Today I made yesterday's brambles into jelly. Well I started yesterday. Yesterday I cooked them, left them to drip out the juice over a bowl and today I boiled them up into jelly.

Be interesting to see if it sets . . .

No no no, I'm not even contemplating runny jelly. Solid as a rock.

I usually make quite a lot of jam this time of year: strawberry, fig, apricot. However I'm now eating so little bread and other things to put it on, think this will be my lot for this year. Maybe a pot or two of fig.

The cats, by the way, are not impressed. They do not eat fruit. As Charlie put it 'I eat Whiskas, given the opportunity, which I'm not getting at the moment. At the moment, my bowl is empty and you're faffing around with a camera.'

PS: by popular demand from someone with sharp elbows, here is the joke that wouldn't go on my status cos it was too long.

Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs are Italian, the mechanics are German, the Lovers are French and it is all organized by the Swiss.

Hell is where the police are German, the chefs are British, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organized by the Italians.
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  • LAZAR2
    Your homemade jelly looks delicious! I recently made some strawberry jam. :)

    Loved the joke at the end of your blog.

    2142 days ago
    Your pictures are great. I love your blogs. and thank you for the rest of the joke. I popped in before I went to bed last night, but saved my comment for today so I could collect my 'comment point'. I supposed I could have stayed up for a couple more hours... but alas my eyes would not stay open and I am out of those little toothpicks that one uses to prop them open. Audra
    2142 days ago
    I love how unimpressed your cat looks haha! But the jelly looks great!
    2142 days ago
    Oh I'm glad I finally got to read the rest of your joke. I like it :D.

    I think the answer to the jam issue is to make your normal amount and pass it round your (spark) friends!
    2142 days ago
  • EABL81
    LOL - I'll have to share that one!

    Charlie is quite a handsome guy, but he does look singularly unimpressed. Of course, since he's a cat, he would make it a point to look that way, even if he were actually thinking, "Holy catnip - that's quite a lot of jelly". After all, you are only a human and it wouldn't do to have you getting above yourself.
    2142 days ago
    Would you share your jelly-making technique? I've been wanting to learn to make some!
    2142 days ago
  • KSCRAP363
    The jelly looks wonderful, and Charlie looks irritated! LOL!
    2142 days ago
    I always enjoy the pictures. emoticon
    2142 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    P.S. Good joke - because it's true! LOLOL
    2142 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    OK, I'm here, and drooling!
    I haven't made any for a fair few years, but always make jelly. Oh, the nomminess! :-) You know bramble jelly from Tiptree, while delicious, is more than £2.00 a jar? But free bramble berries, and a bag of sugar is so much more fun to play with. :-)

    So, that's Charlie? Looks a little like my old Smoky. :-)
    2142 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2012 2:34:33 PM
    great job at the jelly!
    2142 days ago
    Jelly!!!! Yummm!!!
    2142 days ago
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