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In a Red Currant Jam...

September 21, 2018

The Northwest is renown for its cherries, apples and berries, but I was completely surprised to find a half flat of red currants at Central Market! I didn't know we grew enough of them in this area to merit them being packed up in half flats and sold in grocery stores. So, naturally, I HAD to purchase a half flat and make some jam.

 

While I was in the check out line by the cash register a man behind me in line said "Oohh, those things are sour! What are you going to do with them?"


"Make jam," I replied.


"They're really really sour, you can't eat 'em. I know, 'cause I tried a couple and had to spit them out." he said.


Niccccceeee, I thought. Some old dude goes around sampling the fruity wares and spitting all over the floor of the produce section. Just greaaaaaat.


So I brought them home and started removing their little sticks and stems...Aren't they just darling?

 

 












 

 


And, yes, I did have to put one helluva lot of sugar in the pot as I cooked them!

 

 











 

 



I actually got 4 jars out of this batch, but gave one to a colleague at work. My cat Jynx remains unimpressed.

 

 

 



 

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