Friday, 21 June 2013

Forward planning

While I'm hopeful that things are about to happen I'm not counting my chickens yet.  But I can't just sit and do nothing so I'm planning ahead.  I'm trying to use up stuff in my freezers so they can be moved empty.  I found 2 bags of blackcurrants from my mum's garden at the bottom of one.  While I like them they're a bit too tart for me just using them on their own.  So I decided to make some cassis which I can use for gifts.
 


Blackcurrants plus sugar and topped up with cheap gin or vodka.  Shake once a day until all the sugar has dissolved and then store for 2 months to mature before straining and bottling.  I did these last night and already they're turning a glorious blackcurranty colour.


I scored some great bargains at Sainsbury's last night.  Fish pie with salmon for 10p!! Popped it into the freezer for a lazy supper next week. The Teenager loved the fancy yogurt.  It's a new luxury brand The Collective and costs £2.39 a tub. I'd never pay that much so I was pleased I got it for 59p. 

I feel a potato related post may be next as that's a big bag for just 2 of us!!

3 comments:

  1. Some brilliant buys there. It's amazing what you can do with a big bag of potatoes, I look forward to seeing what you have planned :-)

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  2. Bargains!! Keeping fingers crossed for you, I know how frustrating it is waiting for someone to make a firm offer on your house, as when we were selling our house a couple of years ago we found someone who was really keen (3 visits) but were not in a position to make an offer for nearly a month!! I also made 'liqueur' last year but used blackberries from the hedgerow. I would have preferred blackcurrants, but none available. I made it in early September and although it was meant to be ready to drink in 6 weeks I left it until Christmas, and it was much better. Just waiting for elderflowers to bloom now then it will be cordial all round in a few weeks.

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  3. Also waiting for elderflowers here. Lots still in bud so I'm watching them carefully.

    I've used brambles, raspberries, cranberries and strawberries to make liqueurs over the years. All very delicious ;-)

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