We simply don’t buy jam any more. Homemade jam is too delicious and so simple to make that even when we run out (rarely), I can’t bring myself to buy the shop stuff any more. Although my favourite jam is strawberry, I find that we often prefer to use foraged fruits – like blackberry and elderberry. We try to go picking a few times at the end of the summer when the evenings are still warm, but the worst of the heat is a recent memory. The lanes near our house are filled with huge juicy blackberries, and a couple of hours of foraging normally yieldsRead More →
This time of year is great for free food, and it’s great for getting the kids out and into nature. Blackberries are the ultimate free food – plentiful, delicious and versatile.Read More →
Summer. Cherries. Weekends. Three words that add up to one of the easiest summer puddings you can make. Paired with home made vanilla ice cream, this is what summer weekends are all about.