In life, when we’re move to new places things often get left behind. Sometimes it’s furniture, other times it can be, as simple as, a few plants in the backyard. When we bought our new house, we found some great surprises awaiting us. Moving in, we were excited to make use of the beautiful backyard and now with time to explore we found there was much more to discover: a big apple tree, blooming flowers, and a luscious red currant plant. After we got settled and spent a summer in the new house, we noticed that the red currant plant was producing an abundance of currants. So many, in fact, that we couldn’t keep up. We started harvesting the delicious currants but the plant was so plentiful that we had a hard time deciding what to do with all the red currants. We thought to try our hand at making red currant jelly. The jelly itself was relatively easy to make and when it was finished, it was so sweet and tarty that we couldn’t get enough of it. Still, there was so much extra jelly that I started giving it to the neighbours to enjoy, as well. Since that first summer, mid-August jelly making has become a eighbourhood tradition. It is our way of turning something left behind into something worthy of sharing and paying the love forward.
Recipe for Red Currants Jelly:
Pick up the best red currants. Red, juicy and kind of tarty sweet.