ho hum. a very average week, food-wise. nothing much to report….
we’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel for jam. i’ve become addicted to home-made jam, it just tastes so much better. problem is is that i didn’t make too much jam last summer, so now we are almost out of stock. the only jars left are the dodgy ones which no-one likes (the too-runny apricot and my seville orange marmalade, which altho delicious, suffers from a surfeit of thickly-cut peel. note to self: cut peel thinly next time!). in desperation i bought some bonne maman apricot jam, but it just isnt’ the same as home-made…too sweet and not as darkly flavoursome as my apricot jam (altho a beautiful consistency of course). bruno’s parents are currently experiencing a glut of gorgeous home-grown strawberries (what a luxury!), so they have promised us some strawberry jam *droool*. we’ve invited them to brunch on sunday in the hope they will bring some with them : )
i need some brunch ideas…..anyone?? something savoury, methinks, because the sweet part will resolve itself with so many wonderful berries running loose about the house.
do you think i could make a jam tart with my excess jars of runny apricot jam????
one of the much-maligned jars of apricot jam. it has been sitting dejectedly in the fridge for a couple of weeks now, spurned almost daily for a crap commercial jam. i really must learn to take some decent photos!