Edit: if you are looking for a recipe for spiced fig jam to go with your cheese, it’s here and it’s just as easy and awesome as this one. For plum jam, and the better-detailed rundown on equipment and hot-water processing, read on! One of the things I adore most about autumn is the fruit – a generously wide variety of it, beautiful, ripe and … Continue reading Preserving the Bounty: Easy Spiced Plum Jam for Beginners
Good morning! Or, as it may happen, afternoon, wherever you are. So, as it happens (every week, I might add!), it is Saturday morning here in Stockholm, and we are being treated to a rather beautiful one, with occasional spots of sunlight and not yet near-zero temperatures. It is those temperatures that permit, among other things, the happy prospect of dressing up in beautiful fall … Continue reading Saturday. Fruit Harvest. Dendrobiums in Season.
Yesterday we have borrowed a blender. I am planning to get a blender of my own someday, but somehow in all my moves, I have left my old and none-too-great blender behind, and never gotten around to buying the much-coveted (and more pricey) variety with a low glass bowl and a more powerful motor. But one does not look a borrowed blender in the motor, … Continue reading After-Party Breakfast Smoothies
It is May, and so loquats are in season. Well, not here in Sweden they aren’t, as the loquat tree (Eriobotrya japonica) is subtropical and native to Southern China, but they are in season in cardboard boxes that appear in market stalls, usually the ones owned by immigrants. Immigrants, because very few locals would know what a loquat was, left alone figure they ought to … Continue reading Loquat (Is Not A Kumquat!)