Sunday, July 19, 2009

Botanical Jewels


We spent most of the afternoon in the garden, harvesting fruit and vegetables – broad beans, peas, gooseberries, blackcurrants - and these white currants. Don’t really know what to do with the white currants, because they're so full of seeds. We really only grow them because we like the way they look – dangling bunches of botanical jewels on the bushes. Nearest thing in the plant world to a pearl. Anybody got any good white currant recipes?

9 comments:

  1. Great photograph .. these are very unusual looking !

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  2. No recipe I'm afraid, just a resemblance - fairground goldfish in plastic bags (which I hope are a thing of the past.) Luminous photos, btw.

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  3. No recipes here either Phil; but that first shot is a stunner against that black background.

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  4. Two beautiful pictures, Phil, especially the first one. Here's a recipe for Dessert Gooseberry & White Currant Jelly:

    http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/?p=746

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  5. Well captured with the light shining through.

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  6. Thanks Petrus, I think they're probably more interesting to look at than to eat...

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  7. Hi Rob.,since I can afford pearls, I was kind of wondering whether they'd make good ear- rings for the missus. Possibly even get her portrait painted with them on - 'Girl with the white-currants ear-rings'... maybe there's even a movie in it.......

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  8. Thanks Keith and John, I just dangled them in a window, propped up the dark cover of a book behind and let sunlight work its magic..

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  9. Thanks for the recipe Emma, we'll give it a try...

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