Next along is plain blackberry, and then some blackberry and roasted plum - a large jar for us and a small one to give away next time we go round to someone's house for tea. It's always nice to be able to take something home made as a gift for a host. Although I'm not sure what a great gift this will be - I boiled it for far too long and it's set almost entirely solid and needs slicing out of the jar.
And finally is the result of tonight's efforts - one large and three smaller jars of a rather firey plum and ginger. I did as the recipe suggested and tested the consistency, and it wrinkled nicely, although still seemed far too runny when I poured it into the jars. We'll see.
I think that's probably it for my jam-making exploits for this year. Everything is sticky, and I sympathise with a friend who was once convinced that her children oozed jam from their pores, as they always seemed to be covered in it, even when they hadn't had any.
It feels good to be making jam again. It's tasty, and also a nice distraction from house-related things. Today we had a request for some extra documents from the mortgage broker, and a large envelope arrived from the solicitor with lots of forms to fill in. These things are always slightly nerve-wracking, but it does mean that things are moving along as they should be. We'll do what's needed and send things back tomorrow. Fingers crossed...