52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 8

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“The Thankful receiver bears a grateful Harvest.”

                                                                  William Blake

Once again, I have many blessings to be thankful for this week.

My dear sister is here on vacation from Scotland and she has filled our lives with laughter.

I have been celebrating her visit by cooking little treats from Nature’s larder.  My three apple trees have produced a record crop and one tree was ready to gift its lovely red apples to cook a pie.

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Apples from my garden

I used Filo pastry to highlight the taste of the apples, adding soft brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and powdered cloves for spiciness.  YUM!

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Apple pie with Filo pastry

Later in the week I received a gift of a Marrow – it is an overgrown Courgette.  I just had to make it into jam!

My late mother’s  Marrow and Ginger Jam recipe is as follows:

Ingredients

Marrow – peeled, de-seeded and chopped into 1 cm cubes,

Equal weight of Jam Sugar,

Grated fresh Ginger to taste – approx 2 cm per kilo of fruit. Powdered Ginger is fine too.

Method

  • Add all ingredients to large heavy bottomed pot,
  • Bring gently to the boil,
  • Simmer for around 45 minutes or until jam has a setting consistency  – test a sample by placing on a saucer for several minutes to cool,

The jam will turn a golden brown when ready.  It must be stored in sterilised glass jars with lids.

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Marrow and Ginger Jam with homemade scones

I made a few scones to accompany the jam – all much enjoyed!

Once again many thanks to Bernadette at http://www.haddonmusings.com for setting this weekly challenge.  Please come and join us…

 


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