Thank you so much to pottymouthmama for inviting us to join in the magic.
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Magical March - my jam cupboard
Here is the jam packed jam cupboard, after a busy, busy March. We've apricot, blackcurrant, cherry, raspberry and plum jams along with preserved peaches, cherries and nectarines. Phew! A lot of the fruit we picked ourselves which is all the more satisfying. The laundry is crowded with boxes of potatoes from our garden, which should keep for a few months over autumn. And the kitchen is crammed with baskets of quinces, crab apples, pears and apples still to poach, jam or jelly. There are bags of hazelnuts to crack, sloes for gin and damsons simmering on the stove for more jam, these collected from a lovely friend's wonderful garden yesterday. The fire is gently flickering away and the bread dough is rising on the mantle piece. My little guy is sound asleep on the sofa, tucked under a mohair blanket. Sigh, so cozy. Here I sit with a cup of hot tea, and wonder where the heck did March go? It sure went quickly, and it sure was magical.