Tuesday, 11 August 2009


Yesterday I went to McLauchlans Pick your own farm in Boxted to get some Raspberries and black currents. I picked quite a few!

I made
some raspberry jam. Which is dead easy. Just put one and three quarter pounds of raspberries, one bag of jam sugar (this already has the pectin in it) and the juice of a lemon in a pan, stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and boil for 4 minutes - done!

I then made some Raspberry Cordial. Again very easy. 600g of Raspberries, 300 g of caster sugar, the juice of half a lemon and 1 litre of water are bought to the boil and then simmered for 6 minutes. This is then sieved to get rid of the pips and bottled. Keeps in the fridge. Very nice with fizzy water.

After picking the fruit I stopped at the butchers in Langham for a chicken, went on to Tesco's for groceries and petrol it is about 5p a litre cheaper there than the petrol station up the road.

For dinner I did roast chicken, roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding, carrots, broccoli, runner beans, stuffing and bread sauce. Both the potato's and runner beans from the garden.
Raspberries and creme freche for pudding.
Didn't have time to do anything with the blackcurrents.

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