Did I mention we have half an acre of feral blackberries?
It’s a veritable blackberry feast around here.
Blackberries with cream
Blackberries with ice cream
Blackberry crumble (dessert last night and the night before)
... and today...
Make a small batch first, to see how it goes.
Get your children to pick 500g of blackberries,
Watch that hand. It steals.
Mash em up in a bit pot. Enlist the help of a small child to do this part as it’s tedious.
Stir them for five minutes. Make the small child do this bit too.
Add 400g sugar and stir until dissolved.
Boil rapidly for five or ten minutes until setting point is reached.
Pour into hot sterilised jars and seal when cold.
Take all the credit, ignoring small child’s protests.
(This amount only made two jars’ worth. Next time I’ll get the children to pick two kilos of berries. Heaven knows, we have plenty to spare.)
Tomorrow, for something completely different, there will be a birth story on this blog. Stay tuned. Or not. Whatever.