Sunday, December 30, 2012
We know he loves home made jam on toast with his cup of tea in the morning.
No home made jam in the pantry but we did have frozen blackberries in the freezer.
For the last few years Alan has visited at the end of January and from his long walks has discovered quite a few places around Taupo where the blackberry plant grows unheeded and so he usually brings home some pickings for us.
Linda is very good at making blackberry and apple pie and/or sponges from these harvests.
Last year was an exceptionally good crop and so we put the surplus away in the freezer for a later day and yesterday was that day to use some. After all January will be with us all too soon and we may have more blackberries to deal with again.
Three bags from the freezer yielded 1.5kg (3.3lb), I added the equivalent of sugar and microwaved at 5 and 10 minute intervals until I came up with this lovely spread, just in time for his breakfast today.