It’s that time of year again!

Our cumquat tree is covered in cumquats so it is time once again to make cumquat marmalade.  This is one kilo of cumquats and is just the first lot of ripe fruit.  The tree still has lots of fruit on it so no doubt I will be making a few more batches. You can find…

Brambles or blackberries is there any difference?

I think the Scots call them brambles and everyone else calls them blackberries. 🙂 While our elder daughter was staying with us last weekend we went  blackberrying. This doesn’t look like a very good spot for blackberries but we were able to find enough for our needs. I had seen blackberries on my morning walks…

Cumquat marmalade or is it jam?

Red italicised words are links. When we visited Canberra last weekend we were able to get some cumquats from our daughter.  When we moved house she was the recipient of some of our citrus trees that we had kept in tubs.  The reason they were in tubs is that Canberra gets severe frosts in winter…