Thursday, 22 September 2016

Andy Murray live

We got a one day pass to watch this last night. It is so nice to see the players enjoying themselves, laughing and joking and having a good time. Although the singles match was 2 sets and a tie break, you could see Andy grimacing at times with his thigh injury.

Talking about grimacing, check out my other blog for a tale about a similar problem! This will be my last post for this week so have a grand weekend everyone.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Winter Food Box

I think I have 10 more weeks to go until this is complete. Herewith what is in it to date. It is a screen shot which is why it is a little blurred:

When those weeks are over, it will be emptied into our spare food cupboard plus anywhere else it needs to go.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Chilli Jam

Goodness me, the 20th of September already, this month is flying by!

I have had my first foray into making chilli jam, using this recipe. . I used half the chilli's deseeded and the other half with seeds in. A bit much for us methinks but I can always adjust it another year if we enjoy it!

Here are the chavelled up chilli's, sugar, vinegar and crab apples in the pan:
And the finished product:
Not as clear as I thought it would be but when I removed the crab apples, soom had lost their apple insides and were just shells. Despite setting on the plate indicating the jam was ready, the next morning, it was clear it hadn't set properly.

All the jars were emptied back into the pan (the jars and lids were washed and sterilized again) and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice stirred in. The jam was again boiled for between 5 and 10 minutes, with a plate test after 5 minutes. It was set on the plate but to be sure, I gave it another 5 minutes then potted them.

We got just the 4 big jars plus a little half jar this time, so hopefully, it is ready. A taste trial showed it to be quite potent.