05 August 2011

busy day

Today was a very busy day. First thing we did this morning was picking the black currants.
(solbær på Norsk) ( voor de Nederlanders: een kruising tussen zwarte en rode bessen)
I had good help from DH :)
We picked over 8kg. from two bushes.
The next step was to clean the berries from the leaves, spiders ;) and stalks.
I have frozen 2 kg, to use later and cooked jam of 6 kg. berries.

 Two kilogram berries and two kilogram sugar at one time.
 That's the right amount, you get delicious jam !
It took the whole afternoon to make the jam. 16 jars with filled sunshine :-D
 After making the jam I had a handful berries left, just enough to make
muffins . Instead of blueberries I used the solbær and because I didn't have brown sugar I used white.
But they taste good!!
Now I had just enough energy left to let you know what I did today.
How was your day?

15 comments:

tiny said...

Heerlijk Ati, is dat net zo'n bes als de flierbes hier? Lekker de hele winter gezonde jam. Van de flierbes maak ik ook jam en wij hebben ook nog twee pruimenbomen en dat wordt ook jam. Heb vorig geprobeerd om ze op jenever te zetten, maar dat vond ik niet lekker. Van de flierbes maak ik wel een drankje, flierbessenjenever eigen fabricaat. Fijn weekend Tiny

Hannie said...

Mmmm,ik kan het hier haast ruiken! Veel werk,maar daar heb je dan ook lang plezier van. Heerlijk,de zomer in een potje!

Janny de Roo said...

Ati, ik weet wat voor werk jullie er aan hebben gehad. Deze klus had ik afgelopen woensdag met de kleine pruimpjes "Effies" genoemd. Voorlopig heb ik jam voor 4 jaar heb ik al geroepen..... Ook ben ik nog dagelijks bezig augurken in te maken. Ik heb nog staan van vorig jaar en heb nu manlief gesommeerd, de struiken maar te elimineren.....Hoe lang blijft dat nog doorgaan....? Snijbonen worden ook wekelijks in de vriezer gemaakt. Sperziebonen hoeft van mij niet, die vind ik niet lekker uit de vriezer.

Sharon said...

OMG Ati I have not had berry jam in ages. They are just too expensive over here for me anyway...that is wonderful that you can make and keep them thru the year....Oh you made me think of times gone by....

Heloise said...

This takes me back to my childhood. My Mother used to cut the branches off the bushes and then sit and pick the fruit off, she said that it did two jobs in one.

Enjoy your jam and cakes.

Ruth said...

Så flink dere har vært, solbærsyltetøy er godt. Jeg har ikke vært flink, det viser iallefall ikke noe igjen etter meg. MEN jeg har spist en herlig middag,tusen takk enda en gang til Simon. Får vel snart tusle meg på syloftet tenker jeg.

Quiltefia said...
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Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Jeg måtte ta vekk kommentaren. Så flott kjøkkenhage dere har!! Masse flott syltetøy!! Imorgen drar vi hjem fra hytta og da må jeg nok plukke rips. Pleier å lage saft. Ha en fin helg!! Annek:-)

Gerry Krueger said...

I have a HUGE black currant thicket but the birds eat them all before I ever get them picked... A lady made a black current tart for DH when we were in NZ and he stills raves about it... Hugs Gerry

Suztats said...

Yummy! I used to pick wild bramble-berries, and elderberries to make jellies. Hard work, but so satisfying.

Edith Bieri said...

Mmmh wouldn't mind joinin you with the muffins and the jam! ;-)

Lenna Young Andrews said...

what lovely photos and so yummy, Ati! I am tired from a busy day -trip to the airport, just getting back on track after visiting. But your post lifted me up. So delicious!

nancypo said...

Your muffins look great! Could you post your recipe in english? I tried using an online translator, but it was garbled... Thanks!!!

Lottie said...

What a fabulous plot of land you have and looks like you have a great crop of lots of food and veggies

Mary said...

What hard-working little elves you are! And that jam and the muffins look soooo good.