While Eric’s out there in all weather, pruning, I’m happy as Larry in the toasty warm kitchen, making up batches of jam! Eric’s Mum passed on her jam making recipes to me years ago which are considered ‘family heirlooms’ and they are always my go to recipe, however I do have a bit of a ‘thing’ about jam making books!
Don’t look at me like that!! I know – it’s not uncommon for people to collect things, but books on jam making?! I suppose it’s quite niche! I can see seven jam books here in the kitchen! It’s got to the point that Eric has implemented a new rule – 1 in, 1 out!
I can totally justify it in my head – after all ‘it’s for work’ – and it is. I currently make nine jams which we sell in the cellar door (and here online) and I’m toying with making a new marmalade. A citrus marmalade, with pink lime, grapefruit, lemons – ooh, I can taste how tart and zingy it’s going to be already.