What was I doing since my last post? Making jams, all kinds of it: strawberries, black mulberries, even chilli jam. I was picking berries for the jams, then cleaning it, cooking it, then canning it... See for yourself...
|Black mulberry jam, and strawberry jam|
|Black mulberry jam|
Chilli jam was an unexpected creation. A good friend gave me about two liters (1/2 gallons) of frozen quince juice. When I boiled it and tasted to decide what to do with it, this jam came right up to my mind. Quince juice's tartness that was complimented by the kick from the chilli pepper, enhanced by added sugar. The taste was superb: I tried it on my sandwich, with a chicken, and in a salad dressing. I also had it plain with a tea. We loved it so much that it's almost gone.
Have a cup of mint tea with a jam and come back for recipes.
|Mint tea with lemon|