Tag: confiture

20th July 2013

Strawberry jam

Strawberries with cream, strawberry ice, if there is one fruit that is clearly associated with Summer, and tennis on Wimbledon, then it must be the strawberry. Its popularity nearly became its downfall. I remember a lunch in the south of the Netherlands, during a corporate function, where strawberries were served in winter! I also clearly remember, and avoid, those appealingly red strawberries that are tasteless […]

8th July 2013

Apricot compote

Last week, I was in the Roussillon area in southwest France, the region between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean, which is a major fruit producing area. In fact, it is the second-biggest producing area in France after the Provence and France is the second-biggest grower in Europe. The apricot harvest had been somewhat delayed due to the late start of warm weather, and when […]