And then, at the farmer's market this morning, there they were: tiny little black currants, calling my name. vaaaaaaaal, vaaaaaaaaaaaal! buy usssssssss! they yelled. Anthropomorphic fruit aside, I knew what I must do.
Buy the berries.
And then make some Jam.
prepping for jamming. I used this recipe, and tweaked it a little (I added some lemon juice, because I like it tart)
Berries on the boil
Delicious jamming action.
It was at this point that I realized that a) I couldn't find the thermometer, and b) this jam was really, really seedy. So I made the executive decision to strain it before I put it into the jars. This resulted way less product than I had intended, but I will guard these jars with my life.
the top one is just a little tasting amount.
Bring on the summer of canning!