Anyway I without any more delay I shall get on.....
I have been keeping up with all your lovely posts on my dad's IPad while they are away and I read thegardeningshoe who has been picking blackberries in Norfolk from the hedgerows. I too have been out foraging in the local park. Mulberries have been quite good this year. They are a little small but still really tasty.
|Clients weeping Mulberry|
|Many stages of ripeness|
So Mr R and I armed with a huge jar gathered quite a pile of berries. And after reading Louise's post on strawberry jam I thought Mulberry jam seemed just the thing. And I threw a couple of strawberries from my garden in as well.
After washing gthe fruit, I measured the weight of the fruit, added half the weight in sugar, plus some lemon and grated rind and boiled away. Sadly I think there is not so much pectin in mulberries and I should have thought about adding some grated apple so it might set. Instead it seems I have ended up with mulberry sauce. It is quite delicious although a little sweet. I have a couple of ideas about what to do with the sauce but for now I have a garden that needs my attention.
|Digging up the dirt's Mulberry Sauce|