Coulis not jam!

I feel a bit silly after misreading a recipe for blackberry and apple jam: 1800 ml of water instead of 180. My instinct had told me there was something wrong there but after an hour of trying to get to setting point, I added pectin and made what will be a delicious coulis. Quite a lot of it….

Talking of purple, one of the kale plants had decided to grow through a tear in the cloche protecting it from caterpillars,


so it seemed a good time to give it more growing space. I don’t have any more larger cloches but since I haven’t seen any butterflies over the past few days, I’m hoping they are gone for the rest of this year.

If this is so, the (probably) final purple sprouting broccoli plant, which went out this evening, should be fine. And in the process of planting it, I discovered two rather large stones. Only been in the property for seven years and now I find two fantastic items for the front garden. That is, they will be less wobbly than the bricks I’ve been balancing on up till now, so as to avoid treading on the soil.

stepping stones partially hidden under the rhubarb at present

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Coulis not jam!

  1. andy1076 says:

    sori but (chuckle) on the 180 to 1800 😁

  2. streepie says:

    Now you that have made coulis, you could try to make pannacotta 😉

    I love having coulis, it also goes very well with vanilla ice cream, or cold rice pudding.

  3. I am Forever misreading recipes! You sure must have a lot of that coulis 😃

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