Saturday, 31 July 2021

Cordial and a down day.


Most of this year's red and blackcurrants, plus,from the freezer, a two litre box of sloes, a small box of rosehips and some sliced lemons and limes.
I had thought that the sloes were last year's blackcurrants!! Still, it tastes good, even before adding sugar to preserve the cordial.

It was chilly this morning, and lightly raining, so this morning's bike ride became a walk around Hannahston,while the fruit finished cooking over a saucepan of hot water.

Not much else got done today..I did a guest post for Tom... ...trying to put what I am feeling into words.......
At last the weather lifted and warmed by 6pm, so Pirate said Out on the Bikes!! Just a pootle on the lanes and a hot chocolate stop at one of the local farm shops.
The view towards Aran was stunning...with the Clyde shining brightly in the sun.
Then a quick supper from the freezer, exactly the time for using the frozen leftovers!!

No printing today, but preparation and thinking of what to print and what images to move on to.


The Weaver of Grass said...

That cordial sounds really interesting.

Joanne Noragon said...

Takes me back to the grape juice days of my youth. It was the only juice we ever drank; I didn't know oranges had juice until I went to college.

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The bike shed said...

That sounds like a fabulous day. The quinces on our bushes ae starting to swell- soon be time to make quince jelly - yay!

Steve Reed said...

Yay for the cordial! Hope it turns out well! I liked your guest post too. This is such a strange time and we all just have to find spiritual and mental sustenance wherever we can.