Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cupcakes and Mulberry Jam...

Mmmmm... cupcakes for school lunches this week... lucky if they'll last past Tuesday!
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I picked an icecream container full of mulberries a few weeks ago but hadn't got back to the tree where I sneaked them from. My brother-in-law came into work the other day with a ziplock bag full of mulberries, ripe and ready to eat (they ended up in a delicious little tart). I mentioned how I needed to get some more so I could make jam. He obliged by bringing back another 2 litre container full.
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This is my incredibly expensive jam funnel! Actually, it's a re-purposed 2 litre milk container which I cut down. It is ideal for pouring jam into jars.
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The fruits of my labour - 14 jars of jam and a further 3 jars of jam juice (no fruit). That will be nice swirled through icecream or drizzled on bread and butter.
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Lunch was a very nice plate of barbecued fish (Flake fillets or gummy shark) which was given to us by our friend Graeme who loves to fish.
Greek Lamb Kebabs a la Angus for dinner.
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Cheers - Joolz

9 comments:

  1. You've been busy, love the pink icing on the cupcakes, almost looks as if you put mulberry juice in it. I must start thinking about making some jam and chutney soon.

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  2. Hi Joolz, thanks for visiting my blog. :) Your jam looks marvelous! My husband's family had a mulberry tree in their yard when they were growing up, but my mil was definitely not a domestic engineer... lol

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  3. Mulberrys bring back so many childhood memories! Sneaking mulberries from the cranky old lady's tree up the road,to be honest,lol.
    I have a sunshine award for you at my blog!Drop by and pick it up if you have time :0)

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  4. How great does that Jam look? WOW! 14 JARS TOO!!!!
    The funnel idea is brilliant!

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  5. Yum! What is it about childhood memories and mulberries? The huge tree from my memory was in the yard at my high school.

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  6. Sounds like you have been busy. We used to have a mulberry tree in our backyard when I was a kid and I love mulberries

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  7. Hi Joolz,
    Yum, Mulberry Jam, can I ask a silly quesion? Why do your jars have no lids or did you take the photo before the lids were on?
    The cupcakes look yum too.

    Tracie

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  8. Never heard of mulberry jam, but it looks lovely. Reminds me of when "C" and I were children and next door neighbors--there was a big mulberry tree in her yard and I loved to eat them. My mother told me they were only fit for birds to eat, but I thought they were pretty tasty and they stained your fingers and mouth such a pretty color! That was long ago, and I don't think I've even seen a mulberry tree since.

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  9. mmmm those look delicious!! Just found your blog, can't wait to browse around :)
    -Mini Baker

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