Wednesday, June 11
When we bought this house, one of the things that attracted me to it is the garden we have in the back. Although we live in the middle of the city, there is nevertheless a small garden included in the house. What made it more exciting is that I saw some kind of bushes planted. Since it was still winter there were no leaves to see which kind of plant they were. The owner then told me they are raspberries and red currants. Wow! I got so excited, I am like a child when it comes to picking berries and all. I used to just pick ( or should I say steal?) red currants and blackberries from our neighbors. Now I have my own to pick. Let me tell you it's not as delicious as I remebered it to be. I used to not get enough of them (probably because it's not mine) but today I picked about 1.5 kilos of red currants and ate probably about at least 250 grams of it!! And there's still more of them out ripening on their stems.. what shall I do with them? I plan to give at least some to my colleague but I don't know what to do with the rest. She told me I can make a jam out of it. I haven't really tasted a red currant jam ever. Have you or do you have any tips for me? It would be a pity to throw these yummy red currants. I do get some help from all the birds gulping them each time. But there is just too much of them and less birds and people to eat them. The V. wants to have the red currants uprooted after summer. He thinks we should plant there something more special than red currants. The raspberries are not yet out but I think they are yummier than red currants and I know a number of people who would willingly get them fresh from me :) oh by the way, it was also a bit of hard work picking these berries, now I know why they are a bit expensive when you buy them.