So sorry I have neglected blogging this last 8 days (feel bad!) but If I said I have felt like a hamster in one of those hamster wheels, and that I just had to keep running because if I stopped I knew I would fall off, would you understand?
The last week at work has been extremely busy and although the weekend finally came, I had wedding make up to do on Saturday and then Gav and I attended the wedding, which was wonderful.
Congratulations Pete & Nicola xxx
Which meant when I finally stopped on Sunday morning (fell off the wheel) I felt awful & soo tired, generally rubbish! I did nothing all day except food shopping as the fridge was looking horridly bear (never really to be know in the Chez Sophie Household) and general lazy day stuff.
So today I had a new spring in my step as I was recuperated and ready for action.
I got up early and went to a CB, a few bits and bobs nothing to shout about really. Buttons, Famous five books and a couple of tea cups. People ask so much for stuff these days you would think they were antiques or something.
Anyway I digress.......... I then cooked a Full English for Gemma and myself to re fuel, went to the in laws to help with some DIY, popped to the super market again!! Jam sugar needed as now had an excess of fruit from the MIL.
Came home picked Blackberry's and then attempted to make Apricot & Nectarine Jam, well that didn't really go to plan.
So I was following a recipe for Apricot jam and thought that substituting Apricots for Nectarines (as I didn't have enough Apricots to make all Apricot) would be OK,
SOOOOOOOO not OK!!
Figured out after Jam would not set that I need to add less sugar for Nectarines!! So added more Nectarines and Raspberry's to combat the situation as I had no pectin and no apples for some strange reason. Seems to be setting a bit now but still quite runny.
Gav is calling it a compote!!
I'm thinking of it as a learning curve and will be investigating actual Nectarine Jam recipes before I attempt it again.
Will be nice on french bread though, bring on breakfast!!
Hope you have all had wonderful Bank Holiday weekends, hopefully I wont be on that wheel again this week too!!
Love Sophie xxxx