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Things Done : Jam and Lamp

On Saturday, I chopped an unfeasible quantity of ginger, and made four large pots of ginger and crabapple jam.

I still had a remarkable amount of chopped ginger and crabapple juice left on Sunday, but no jam sugar, so I bought lemons and sugar at the shop.  Then I found the fig tree had put forth a sudden late-summer-sun inspired profusion of figs, so I chopped them and flung them in as well.

This - or perhaps the lack of jam sugar, or not enough lemons - may have been a mistake.  It took about two hours of bubbling before the jam would consent to set.  But in the end it did, in a rather grumpy caramelised sort of way, so now I have... umpty tum assorted jars of  rather caramelly ginger, fig and crabapple jam.

And with the aid of Pp, I finally took down the awful broken old outside light and finally put up the new one that has been sitting in the porch for ages.   And I also fixed the side gate latch that Brythen broke!    Then I went blackberrying with my mother and the dogs.

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alitheapipkin
1st Sep, 2014 11:00 (UTC)
That sounds like a constructive weekend :) I went brambling too but spent the rest of the weekend on the sofa writing collaborative pirate fiction...
bunn
1st Sep, 2014 21:19 (UTC)
That also sounds constructive (and relaxing) It's ages since I got around to writing stuff :-( . I must make some time for it!
alitheapipkin
2nd Sep, 2014 09:28 (UTC)
I've got sucked into Storium, it's a marvellous time sink! I enjoy writing with other folks to bounce off much more than trying to do it on my own :)
jane_somebody
11th Sep, 2014 12:14 (UTC)
"rather caramelly ginger, fig and crabapple jam."

Sounds heavenly :-)
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