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@spiritquest Thank you for starting us off this month! What a quandary!
If you can afford it (both the time and the ingredients), it might be an idea to make two versions ~ using both the Peach Jam and the Apricot Jam ~ since your host originally specified Peach Jam. Perhaps they prefer a sweeter version.
I have in the past prepared different recipes for pumpkin pie (for a Thanksgiving meal) because different people have different preferences (and allergies, for that matter) - and there were going to be plenty of people there to eat the food provided!
I have for many years made a lower sugar version of blackcurrant Jam in my microwave using homegrown blackcurrants: 1/2 volume of sugar to volume of berries. I seal the sterilised jar with a vacuum seal - no need for wax or waxed disks - and it keeps for years unopened! Once opened I keep it in the refrigerator (although it is used up very quickly!) to prevent mould.
I’ve not been well enough to harvest my blackcurrants the last couple of years, so the birds and the wasps have benefited from my three bushes in my front garden at the house. The original three bushes were planted nearly 40 years ago ~ I have pruned after harvesting (they fruit on ‘last years’ fresh growth’); at least one bush has grown from seed ‘self-set’ to replace the original bush; after another was dug out in error by a team of workers from Where Next it was replaced (about 15 years ago) with a different variety.
@spiritquest I am a United States Citizen married to a UK national, yes. My four children are dual-nationals, and must carry two passports each: one to enter USA and the other to return to UK.
I came to the UK to train as a nurse in 1973 and married my Englishman in March 1977 … Thanksgiving was always more important to celebrate than Christmas, as far as EATING is concerned! … gifts are given in honour of the gift by God of His Son … but the feasting, drinking, and overindulgence of the British ‘Xmas’ has nothing really to do with the birth of a Saviour.
@standardbearer Thank you for your ‘jammy’ contribution this month! My husband would be delighted with your ‘traffic jam’ …
I’m surprised you were not playing a recording of your band’s latest ‘jam session’ on your in-car MP3 player at the time!