Unfortunately, we’re not southerly enough to be able to grow good oranges (NB there’s a prize for the first reader to tell me where the quote’s from), so we’ve had to make do with making cherry jam instead . We’re also not lucky enough to have a massive 40 year old cherry tree in our garden, but we are lucky enough to live next door to Colette who does have a 40 year old cherry tree.
While not her natural habitat, we spotted her on our walk today up a tree.
We thanked her for our massive basket of cherries, informed her that we’d be making our first batch of cherry jam this very afternoon, and promised her a jar.
We referred to the massive recipe book in the sky, found an easy one, and got down to business.
Delicious! Roll on the figs and plums. That’s Christmas presents sorted!