Do not Crumble! 5 other things to do with Gooseberries…..

I have to admit, I was a little over enthusiastic about the picking gooseberries at the weekend, and had overlooked the fact, that on my return to Brussels, I would have to spend hours and hours, boiling, pickling and jarring it all up.  All this at a time when I should have been cheering on … Continue reading

Our Life 2010 (the summer months)…..

Welcome to the second part of our photo blog of our highs (and a few lows) in 2010!. The majority of July was spent in France, enjoying our time with friends.  No summer would be complete without some sort of trip there involving Doug and the girls.  This time he arrived before I did, and … Continue reading

Revealed – why gooseberry jam goes pink!

During our weekend at Camp Bestival, I got rather carried away with the River Cottage cafe concept. The food was delicious and healthy, and I had a chance to meet both Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and a most lovely lady called ‘Pam the Jam’.  This was the opportunity to find out once and for all, why my … Continue reading

Apricot Jam

I’m in France, by the sea, relaxed and refreshed.  And guess what, I just can’t let go of that deep down desire to boil a few fruit.  The market was heaving with luscious fruit, and Carol was urging me on. So cheap, so easy, and so delicious………. so off I went. Kids were packed off … Continue reading