Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Reaping the rewards

During autumn/winter we tidied up the berry patch. Now we are picking tons of berries. Oh, the joy of it! Yes, it's backbreaking work, as the berries seem to be not only at the top of the bush, but also hiding underneath the leaves. So there is quite a bit of stretching and then crouching and bending to find them all.

Raspberry jam is summer in a jar. In this case, I put the leftover jam into a cup, instead of filling a jar only 1/3 or so.

 Today we tried it on freshly baked bread. With home-made butter. Oh my goodness! What a treat. :)


Sue Garrett said...

WE make lots of raspberry compote - same thing but less sugar and it needs freezing.

Veggie Gnome said...

Less sugar is good - the raspberries are very sweet anyway. I only made a batch of jam to give away as Christmas presents. :)

Robyn Sinclair said...

Yummy. Just look at that beautiful colour.

Veggie Gnome said...

Robyn, and it tastes amazing, too! :)