Last summer, I finally tackled my fear of preserving by enrolling in the Preserving in a Day course with Sky Cracknell, founder of England Preserves. Sky sells her jams and chutneys at the fantabulous Spa Terminus food market in Bermondsey while also supplying some of the top restaurants and department stores in London.
...until now! Our gooseberry standards were so laden with fruit this year, even after thinning, that G had to hammer in extra supports.
Admittedly, gooseberry is one of the easiest jams to make, but I'm so pleased with the result:
I'm also so glad I made it before this heatwave set in--far too hot to be boiling fruit now! Perfect weather for gooseberry ice cream though...