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I am making blackberry jam

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ThatBigGermanPrison Fri 29-Aug-08 21:45:43

Bow down, peasants. I am Domestic Zeus!

notnowbernard Fri 29-Aug-08 21:46:43

I made green tomato chutney last weekend...

NigellaTheOriginal Fri 29-Aug-08 21:47:38

blimey - thats early.
i love blackberries because they are free.
will be off apicking this weekend if they're ripe.

Kbear Fri 29-Aug-08 21:57:12

I had lovely blackberry bushes outside my house and the council have hacked them all down. grrrr. They left the rubbish that had blown down the alley next door, took away the blackberries.

Does that get the sympathy vote for a jar of homemade blackberry jam?

Pretty please? grin

ThatBigGermanPrison Fri 29-Aug-08 21:57:53

They've been out for two weeks here.

In fact, in a rather less Domestic Goddessish move, I put a bag in the fridge last weekend, forgot about them, and had to sling them tonight.

ThatBigGermanPrison Fri 29-Aug-08 21:59:30

I only have enough bloody blackberries to make one and a half jars! LOL BUT I am off to pick more tomorrow, and will arm ds1 with his Very Own Carrier Bag to put them in (he will feel very Big about this). Ds2, however, will have to sit in the buggy and watch, because he eats them straightaway - and anything else he picks.

NigellaTheOriginal Fri 29-Aug-08 22:01:42

off to pick

ThatBigGermanPrison Fri 29-Aug-08 23:25:38

jam is delicious, and I'm UltraSmug

ThatBigGermanPrison Fri 29-Aug-08 23:27:07

I made 2 batches, and the first I used V fresh black berries, the second I used frozenn ones from last year (blush but I hate waste!) with a packet of frozen redcurrents in - and this batch, to be honest, tastes better than the first!

ThatBigGermanPrison Sat 30-Aug-08 10:42:53

Dammit, I made jam, and I'm proud of myself!

murphyslaw Sun 31-Aug-08 19:12:24

Just made about 8 jars - feeling very nigellaish! wink

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