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28 June 2009

Strawberry & Rose Jam



Strawberry & rose jam

On Friday I decided to make some jam so off we went to the local fruit farm to pick some berries. Upon arrival we were informed that the berries were not yet ripe. Oh, how wonderful it is to live in bonny Scotland!

After a rummage around the antique shop next door we headed off in search of more berries.

Strawberry & Rose Jam

This scrumptious jam was made with strawberries fresh from The Aisles of Waitrose.
Perhaps it doesn't hold the same romanticism as picking my own would have but I did try.

Straberry & Rose Jam

I simply added rose extract instead of petals ( I was given Laduree's Rose Preserve last Christmas, although it tasted wonderful I hated the texture of the petals) into a basic strawberry jam recipe. Oh, and a little balsamic vinegar instead of lemon juice, it really makes the strawberries taste extra strawberry-ry!


Strawberry & rose jam

I haven't printed the labels yet but thats what they'll look like. Thanks Wilson.

I'll be trying out Blueberry and Vanilla next week.

18 comments:

  1. hmm that sounds nice. I went strawberry picking today too, they were finally ready here!

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  2. You're so lucky. WHat are you going to make with them?

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  3. Yum! That sounds amazing! I think the rose addition balances out the Waitrose lack of romance. Strawberry and Rose is absolutely romantic and delicious sounding!

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  4. What a great idea! The scones look extremely tempting
    xxx

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  5. looks and sounds delicious. I want to try making my own jam!

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  6. ooh strawberry and rose sounds so yummy! and i love the label too :) thanks for being a follower of my blog i've become a follower of yours too because it's so lovely <3

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  7. Omygod you just made me so hungry.

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  8. these photos are amazing and that seems like such a cool idea, i wish you all the best :)

    lacysmess.blogspot.com

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  9. nice blog and that look like a delicious food..hihihi
    let's follow each other's blog, i'll be really appreciate that..

    www.gd-dujour.blogspot.com

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  10. Yummy - looks so good! Thanks for coming by my blog :)

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  11. Wow, I am drooling here! These pictures are beautiful standing alone! :)

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  12. looks yummy :)
    come and follow my blog if you don't mind ;)
    nicky x

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  13. Thanks for all your lovely comments and all my new followers. I love reading your blogs.

    I'm slowly but surely making my way through you all, feel free to pull me up if I haven't commented back :)

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  14. How mouth-wateringly lovely! Both the jam and your wonderfully pretty place-settings and tablecloth.

    (I just discovered your blog and think is is marvelous!)

    Wishing you a splendid weekend,
    ♥ Jessica

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  15. I thought it was an excellent blog, that information has been very helpful in my life, I am a strawberries lover, so I really enjoyed this reading, the strawberries taste is so delicious! Thanks for this great moment!

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