Lemon and lime jam

I was in a jam mood, I nearly bought a real copper confiture basin but it would not have worked on my induction stove. Most jams are sweet, but this one is more sweet and sour, and very refreshing. Of course I made a huge mistake. While it is the high season for jams madeRead More

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 clearlyRead More

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 delayedRead More