The lifespan of a currant
Monday, July 30, 2007 at 11:32AM
tara o'brady in Mrs. Beeton, currants, fruit, jam, jelly, preserves, recipe, red currants, summer

A peek at what has kept me busy the last few days. Red currants, fresh from my brother's garden, fill an iconic Ontario basket.

The fruit takes a quick cooling dip before heading off to the steam bath otherwise known as the jam pot.

I used a recipe, but not the method, from the formidable Mrs. Beeton, lifted with the addition of some fresh lemon juice and rind. The rind lends a familiar sticky tang, making the finished product worthy of its new moniker "jamalade."

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