All posts tagged: traditional jams

Jamming to the rhythm of Summer

This year the summer fruits are real show-offs. A mild winter, sunny spring and warm wet early summer has gifted us prize fruit. The berries are in berry heaven and flaunting their assets with the flirtatious zeal of a confident wannabe celebrity. Floozies the lot of ‘em not unlike the pin-up models popular with GI’s in the 1940’s – pouting juicy, ruby red lips that look so seductive they positively incite us to take a bit out of their plump, fleshy bodies. It’s the warm sun that has ensured the high fructose and nutrient level in these little beauties and boy are they cheap! Last week-end I bought 22 kg of strawberries at EUR 1.50 per kg. How about that for a good price? The cherries were more expensive at EUR 6 per kg but that did not deter me from buying 6 kg since they looked this early in the season like perfection. In any case cherries are always more expensive than strawberries and as the farmer told me – it’s still not, technically …