Session #1, Kuopio

Yesterday evening we had our first scheduled preserving session. In attendance were Annina, Tatu, Asta, Kris and my accomplished assistant, Anna. Though none of us were particularly confident of our bottling skills, we managed to successfully produce several jars of a quite convincing lingonberry jam, using a very simple recipe provided by the CEO of the Martta Association. Suspecting it was too watery, and in consultation with Anna’s mother over the phone, we drained off lots of the liquid for juice. We also made a ‘healthy tasting’ jam from chokecherries I collected earlier in Helsinki on an urban forage bike ride with Satokartta. Not bad.. Photos and recipes to come.

(below are local wildflowers collected by Anna for tea)

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