jam time

Year, after year I’ve made blackberry and apple jam.

But, I haven’t been given the cooking apples this year.

And I’m far too thrifty to buy them just for jam.

So, I’ve had to try something different with the results of my blackberry picking obsession:

Bramble jelly.

And guess what? It’s even nicer than blackberry and apple jam.


I took my mother in law blackberrying recently and she pointed out some sloes. 

I hadn’t noticed them before.

I forsee a new hedgerow, free food picking obsession in my near future.

Sloe gin here I come… 











5 Responses to “jam time”

  1. Christa Says:
    September 2nd, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    hi Janet, I just copied the recipe… thank you very much… it sounds delicious.. ciao ciao Christa

  2. wonderwoman Says:
    September 2nd, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    my father in law used to make sloe gin – my god it was powerful – a very deceiving little number – tastes lovely but packs a punch!!! always got a hangover after a few glasses!


  3. monica Says:
    September 2nd, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I feel like the only person in the country that hasn’t made jam this year…

  4. Sue Says:
    September 2nd, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I think I love blackberry jelly more than jam… it is so lovely and autumny 🙂

  5. melissa Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 9:38 am

    oh, yum…
    i love your images here!!

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