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Monday, 16 June 2008

Tea Time

I went to a car boot sale with Graham on Fathers Day, it was his treat! He loves shopping more than I do and he's better at it. Most of the booters were just selling rubbish but I did come across a couple of interesting stalls. I got these two cups and saucers for £1, aren't they pretty. Another treat for Graham was shortcake that I made from a recipe recommended by Melissa and strawberry jam from a recipe here. The shortcake was beautifully soft, the best I've ever made. The jam was made using the freezer jam recipe, it turns out a lot runnier than boiled jam and tastes delicious, I suppose I could have made it thicker as explained in the recipe but l didn't mind it like this for a first go at this method. Next time I'll use the recipe that has a bit of boiling as the sugar took four hours to dissolve properly and boiling would make it quicker. The next jam recipe I'm going to use is the canned pineapple and canned apricot, that should be an easy one!


melissa sews said...

The teacups are very pretty, Ann. I love the colors of the flowers. And I can hardly wait to try out the jam recipe. I'll have to pick up some pectin next time I go shopping. Thanks!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

"Boot Sale"... I just love to hear that!!!!
The blue on those teacups is amazing!!

M ^..^

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Oh my gosh! I just noticed that you have me in your blog roll...I am so flattered, thank you!!!!

Very sincerely!!