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Friday, August 7, 2009
I have been known to make impulsive purchases at the farmers' market.
I buy strange looking things that I have never heard of or seen before, in hopes to create something wonderful (like garlic scapes!).
I never thought I was a risk taker. I've proved myself wrong.
Yesterday I bought some pretty currants. What to do with them?
I found this 5 minute jam recipe on Mango & Tomato. You can use any berry to make this jam.
This was easy and delicious. It took exactly 5 minutes.
It is like the cranberry relish I make at Thanksgiving, same concept.
You can spread it on a scone, a cold roast pork sandwich or just lick the spoon.
Red Currant Relish (adapted from Mango & Tomato)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp water
1 cup of currants, stems removed and washed
In a heavy saucepan, melt your sugar with the water then add your berries and bring to a medium boil for 5 minutes.
Pour into glass jar and cover.
Keep in the refrigerator.
Also good packed in a lunchbox on a PBJ sandwich!