Busy focusing on Christmas now at Jam on the Hill – what last minute products to offer by order only – Brandy Butter, Lemon Curd, Butterscotch Sauce, Pesto, Tapenade – all those delicious things which don’t have a long shelf life but really make a difference. Will need to concoct an order form today I think. This is the story of my preserving life however – there was a Tweet from Monty Don this morning ‘ The irony of my life is that I spend more time writing and broadcasting about the joys of working outside than I do working outside’ How true – I spend far more time writing about preserving, working on the websites, creating labels and paperwork, labelling and recording batches, emailing and admin for classes, than I do actually cooking!
Today its essential admin first, some photography, ordering ingredients and jars, deliver the invites to the open evenings at Jam on the Hill, work on The Guild of Jam and Preserve Makers, feed Trev then WI tonight – another day goes by in a whirl.
I must make more time to kick back and smell the chutney!
Glad to hear some of you are trying out Pam Corbin’s Plum & Russet Mincemeat – mine looks a lovely colour and smells fantastic – I’m planning a rice pudding at the weekend with a big dollop of mincemeat stirred in – yummy!