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At last I’ve managed to write a blog. Don’t no where the time is going. I’ve had a busy week to start with, and then every time I’ve gone to write a blog, I’ve been losing connection. Anyway, because of my connection failure this morning I ended up in the garden. A million and one things to do, sheer frustration sent me into the garden. Didn’t know what to do at first but then decided to pick a few Red Currants. Did I say ‘a few’? lol. 1/2hr later! 1hr later!! 2hrs later!!! by this time, apart from the sun scorching me, I’d had enough. I picked nearly 2 kilos on Wednesday after asking a question, as to whether the slightly unripe ones would ripen indoors. But I decided after Bertie and Np’s comments, to just pick the ripe ones. What a job! lol. Anyhow, by the time I washed and cleaned them, I couldn’t decide what to do with them. Didn’t want to make jam or tart, so decided to make the fruit juice(moss), like in Estonia/Russia. The few left over, I gently boiled, put in cake tin, covered with sponge mixture for quickness, and waala, not one berry wasted. Todays pick? still sitting in the bowl. lol. I’ve picked almost 3 kilos today. I didn’t realize I had so many, as I haven’t got that many bushes. We’ve had glorious sunshine the past few days and it’s amazing how quickly they turn red. I think I’ll make a couple of pots of jam out of these ones and think of something else to do with whats left. I know it’s a tedious job picking them, but I’d be interested to know why they cost so much to buy in the shops, when I’ve had so many berries from only a few bushes. One thing I’d also like to know is, (hope you read this Bertie) where are my Black Currants gone? lol. They were next to the Red, but it seems they’ve It seems they may have changed sex. ha ha, because last year I had 1/2 red and 1/2 black, and this year they all seem to be red. ha ha ha, he he he. Hope I haven’t bored you all with my blog. :o))

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Your blog had my taste buds working overtime! The berry sponge sounds delicious and the thought of lovely home made jam, really yummy :) Sounds like you have had lots more sun than we have had here in Kent. Hoping for better weather this coming week :)

20 Jun, 2010


Ooer Linda, I fancy that berry sponge------ well done !

21 Jul, 2010


Haha. It was delicious, Valadel. I made juice out of the rest. That was delicious too, if I say so myself Lol. :o))

21 Jul, 2010


Yum yum !

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