Wordless Wednesday — Redcurrant Punnet or Jewellery Box?


Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

16 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday — Redcurrant Punnet or Jewellery Box?”

    1. So much sugar is required to make red currants palatable, turning it into a sticky sweet liquor is probably the best answer. Am thinking that the liquor would then be rather acceptable swirled onto a cheese cake, or some other culinary delight 🙂


      1. It is such a simple recipe, too! Take currants (or any berry for that matter) and lightly fill a quart mason jar with them. Cover/fill the jar with vodka and close. Let sit for about 6 weeks, shaking every other day or so to get the berries broken down and the juices mixing with the alcohol. Add a bit of sugar as you go to taste! My currant batch has, maybe a quarter cup of sugar? My husband loves the tart taste so I don’t add too much to it. I just got a blackberry batch going and it has NO sugar in it because the berries were so sweet when we picked them 🙂

        Mmmm… Red currant liquor cheesecake….

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      2. Will keep that recipe in readiness for next year’s crop of redcurrants, although maybe I’ll try with blackberries as there are usually lots growing wild within walking distance of my house in the picking season, not far off 🙂

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    1. They certainly looked like jewels growing on the bushes. The trouble is, the birds thought them rather beautiful, too, so I had to pick some of the fruit and ripen it at home before greedy beaks whisked them off the bush (despite the netting). Also, I think there was some little gnawing rodent teeth at work, too. I’m glad I don’t depend upon allotment produce to survive. If I did, I wonder if I’d be driven to cook the plant-munching snails with some of my homegrown garlic 😉 xxxx

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