Frost! Two nights ago.
One of the troubles of living up this high if you are a gardener, and one of the reasons why we aren't looking up here for an acreage to buy, is the short gardening season. Gardening time is done here but luckily I still have my garden in town. I've been very busy putting things by for the coming months and my coldroom shelves and freezers are quickly being filled. I love seeing all that goodness tucked away in jars, in the freezer and in the coldroom. I'm looking forward to sharing some of my favourite preserves here and also one new favourite - blackberry/peach jam.
When I was making blackberry jam at my parents' this year I came across a recipe for blackberry peach jam and thought that that would be a delicious combination of flavours to make sometime.
When a friend let me pick some of her homegrown blackberries and gave me a box of her peaches I decided that was a sure sign I had to try making some.
I never did quite manage to catch the gorgeous colour of it on the camera but it is beautiful and will make a gorgeous solstice or Christmas gift.