Thursday, 16 June 2016

And Another Day In The Kitchen

2 days on the row in the kitchen,
I had some Strawberries from a local supplier for jam, ours wont produce enough for jam until next year as they are newly planted this year.
 
 With the fruit weighed out and in the pan
 There was enough left over for a bowl of strawberries and cream for me
 10 jars of jam to add to the cupboard that will do us until next years season, along with the Rhubarb and Ginger, Wild Violet Jelly and I found some raspberries in the freezer they are being turned into jam this morning, the only other jam I  will make this year is Blackberry end of of summer time.
 Next up was seeded loaf, and a couple of Malt fruit loaves, sticking to my nice easy recipe that I came across.
 Then this fruit thingy, its basically a big long fruit pastie, I found a tub of mixed fruit in the freezer from last year, it had, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackcurrants and Blackberries, along with a pack of puff pastry, simple roll out pastry lay on the fruit sprinkle a bit of sugar, fold up brush with egg and I sprinkled on date sugar before it went in the oven, it has been sliced up a couple of portions for Martin to take back and the rest we will have at the week end. 
I wanted to get last years fruit all used up before the new seasons fruit start coming into the kitchen.
will have another rummage in the freezer to check there is none lurking at the bottom.

We have a busy week-end coming up, new garden furniture is arriving, lambs and goats to be wormed, chimney to be swept, Alpacas to be sheared and we are planning a day out at the game fair at Pembury park.
Yeah also we remove the netting off the doves this week end.

My roses n the garden are coming on great and filling the air with there fragrance here are a few of them.




That's it for today lots to do so must crack on.


 

27 comments:

  1. Lots of yumminess! Isn't strawberry jam just the best!

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    1. As long as it has chunks of strawberries in it

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  2. I just love homemade strawberry jam. Used to make a lot of jams, but as I'm diabetic now I don't make as much as hubby doesn't eat a lot of it. Always useful for presents though.

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    1. yes it is good for pressies and the jar can be decorated up so easily

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  3. Thank you for fruit pastie idea ... like you, I ma using up the ends of last year's fruit and don't need to make more jam.. it's perfect!

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    1. I dont do fancy just quick and easy

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    2. but it sure was tasty... been asked to make another one!!

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  4. Great to see your fruity efforts, Dawn! Lovely to chat yesterday and as always thank you for the help, advice and encouragement.x

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    1. Nice chatting will speak again soon

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  5. I do so wish that I liked fresh strawberries but I just can't abide them. Now strawberry jam on the other hand...yum....on freshly baked scones with clotted cream. I don't make my own any more though as we don't eat enough of it.
    Have a lovely weekend-x-

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    1. They are not my favorite and I do like them with cream

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  6. Nice looking roses that's for sure. We never have fruit left over. In fact we rarely get to use it ourselves as my son manages to eat it all before we can even pick it.

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  7. Another busy time for you, your roses are stunning.

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    1. Nothing beats the smell of roses and I love watching them open from tight buds

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  8. The fourth rose down looks a bit like Gertrude Jekyll.

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    1. I dont know what it is as it was a bundle of lost label ones I bought from now on it will be called gerti

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  9. Your roses ate beautiful especially the pale yellow one. The malt loaves look yummy. Ww were rained off this morning and I did dome baking too.

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    1. The yellow one was from the poundshop I have often bought there roses its got a heavenly scent

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  10. your jams and your roses are both beautiful!!! congrats on all that hard work - it will really pay off in the winter when you are eating your own delicious jam on toast!

    sending much love. your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Jam in winter brings back memories of summer

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  11. Your lovely strawberry jam makes me want to bake scones xx

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    1. Hubby said scones as soon as he saw it

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  12. Love your productivity Dawn! What an amazing mount of your own food you produce. You're a total inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, I like producing food, not keen on cooking thats why its all simple stuff

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  13. Busy busy busy as always. I will be making some strawberry jam next week, it is my favourite. The roses look lovely, mine are a teensy bit waterlogged but today should help, the sun is shining already.

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    1. Raspberry jam is my favorite, Strawberry jam has to have chunks in it cant abide the mushed up stuff

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