Category Archives: jam

Lemon Curd Villanelle




wooing with witty fruit conserves
citrus jammer lusciously ladled ‘love’
sugar coated, congealing lemon curd

sweetened, dolloping a boiled splurge
thought herself foolish, jelly-sick dove
wooing with fruity wit conserve

arms spread, allowed delivery of the absurd
deploying a jam-jar, Ka-splash-ni-kov
sugar coated, congealing lemon curd

sticky heart shard could occasionally swerve
felt proper pith for having thought well of
bruising skin with extra fruity conserves

thoughts of jamnation, stirring the stirred
unscrewing lids, pinked sterilized gloves
sugared coated, congealing lemon curd

too late, merely now marmalade obscured
despise butterings, confiture, spooned cuffs
wooing with attentive witty conserves
sugar coated, congealing lemon curd

Jam Lady




Jam lady
walks the hills
Spoon-feeding jam to the weary (yet wary)
Be polite & taste her wares
For if you don’t –
She can be quite jam scary



Tis the season to be jammed and to jam.
I’ve gooseberried and I’ve strawberried
Just about to be apple & blackberried
All hail to my breadmaker and its jam function
All hail to the jam jars and my inability to throw them away.


I will have leftover blackberries to seep into Vodka.
Here they are in a lovely pyramid.


Pyramidal Blackberries


Vague Jam recipe in the breadmaker

Fruit 600g ish (if its big chop it up)
Sugar 400g ish (caster/granulated)
Maybe pectin

While this is happening
Put a small saucer in the freezer for the jam test.
Select jam function for about 1hr 40
When ready get saucer out of freezer and check jam consistency
(you can always cook for further increments if not quite set)
And now you are jammed up!



Grumpy Strawberry