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Friday, 7 September 2018

A Photo a Week Challenge: The Fruits of your Labour

I am inspired today by Nancy Merrill's photo challenge to show what I have accomplished this week. We have a Katy apple tree which we were given by my mum when our eldest was born. It is a very good producer but the fruit does not keep well. The apples have the most gorgeous aroma and it is shame to waste them.


Yesterday I collected a lot of the fallers to use in apple jelly and picked several baskets for egg customers to help themselves to. I usually make apple jelly using some Bramley fallers to boost the pectin. This year I also went blackberry picking and added a good few handfuls in. You need two days
to make jelly allowing for straining the fruit. 
Here is my result.


Included here are the result of a labour of love in the garden. Beautiful flowers to enjoy.


3 comments:

  1. I always think of you and your Katy apple tree when I make or eat my apple jelly!

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  2. That is very well strained jam - your apple tree photo could be for the calendar.

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  3. We're not jelly or jam eaters so it's been years since I've made either. Must say, though, it looks delicious and your flowers are lovely!

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