Friday, 25 June 2021

Jam

 Last Friday I bought a few kilos of cheap apricots from the farmers market.  1euro a kilo for 'jam' apricots, 2 euros for the good eating ones.  

Apricots ripen quickly and we ate a lot of the jam apricots but I did manage to turn some into jam and fill up 2 and a half jars.  Apricots and strawberries make jam full of flavour.


I was going to buy a few more kilos again today and make jam and chutney.  I was very surprised to see the price of the apricots had gone up.  3 euros for the eating fruit and 1.50 euros for the jam variety, ie not such good quality.  Darn.  These are in season now and the price should be going down.  I didn't buy any more of them.  

Most of this jam will go into a big jam tart called pasta flora which I'll give to my girls.  Hopefully I'll be able to buy a few kilos cheaply next week and make more jam and that chutney.

12 comments:

  1. Ooh, lovely. We just bought 800g of dried apricots for £7.00 !!!

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    1. Heavens to Betsy. Even in the winter our dried apricots are cheap. About 5 euros a kilo if I remember rightly. I made jam out of those too

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  2. It looks wonderful! We are still waiting for apricots to ripen here, but it shouldn't be too long.
    Our prices at the grocery store are going up too.

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    1. Farmers markets are supposed to be cheaper and mostly they are and fresh produce. I dont why this seller decided to mark up the price. She has a monopoly I suppose.

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  3. We still have stocks from last year, so I don't think we'll be making any this year. My wife made an Apricot Tarte Tatin recently; very good.

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    1. I made extra apricot jam in the winter with dried apricots. That and strawberry are the most popular flavours in our family.

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  4. What fabulous looking jam. We still have jam for England (from England actually) that moved here with us, but chutney is not a bad idea, we are running low. Last year I made an Asian style apricot sauce (like the plum sauce they use on duck pancakes) which is very tasty. I hope the price comes down again for you.

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    1. Mmm an asian style apricot sauce. I'm googling that right away!!!

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  5. mmm I like fresh apricots, perfect Summer fruit.

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