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A parcel from England

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Today the postwoman handed me a heavy parcel that had a “Royal Mail” sticker on it. I opened the neatly packed parcel very quickly to find that inside was Gill’s “Cotswold Orchard Damson Jam”. MMH.

It tastes great – very smooth consistency and a big fruit flavor not masked by excessive sweetness as is often the case in commercial products.

Thank you, Gill!

Gill's Plum Jam

Written by theinversecook

18 September 2010 at 21:22

11 Responses

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  1. Lovely! One of our customers brought in some damsons this week and I made some into jam. Also made a damson cheesecake for our pizza night. We are using the jam in some Damson and Almond tarts! See the middle shelf on this pic…



    18 September 2010 at 23:14

    • Oh boy, that’s a sight. The tarts look big, love the display.

      I missed the outdoor market today so could not buy really good damsons yet. As usual, I will be one of the last to cook with them. Good thing I have a jar of damson jam now for my damson cravings.


      19 September 2010 at 01:42

  2. Lucky you :) I bet Gill’s jam is excellent !

    Joanna @ Zeb Bakes

    19 September 2010 at 02:45

    • Yes, very smooth and complex aromas.


      19 September 2010 at 03:36

  3. I’ve been published…… fame at last.

    Good morning Nils, Andrew and Joanna!
    I recognize that labelling and jam contents.

    I’m so pleased you like the fruit spread, Nils, as I particularly enjoyed making that one.
    It’s the colour, damson’s so PINK.

    & sweet and tart at the same time.

    Talking of tart, your pastries look fabulous Andrew. Yumm-o!


    19 September 2010 at 10:14

    • Just had more of it on grilled bread

      The fact that it is not overy sweet would also make it great for having with savoury things like meat. Or on an Asian-inspired sandwich with some spiciness added.


      19 September 2010 at 20:19

    • Hehe Gill! My baker, Steve churn’s em out like nobody’s business! He’s a tart pro.



      19 September 2010 at 21:42

  4. Well nicely done Steve, then!

    Just having my late brekkie, with grilled bread & jam too
    I don’t think I could physically put any more butter on there:

    (hope the image displays)


    20 September 2010 at 14:41

    • Lovely breakfast shot. I just used old bread to make a bread salat with red onions and tomatoes.


      21 September 2010 at 17:18

  5. You are indeed a lucky man, Nils! I just baked a Volkornbrot loaf (two days ago but it must sit before slicing!) based originally on your Guinness Volkornbrot recipe and a spot of English Damson jam would be a-mazing on a slice of it.

    Odette (AZCook)

    23 September 2010 at 02:26

    • Lucky I am. Damson jam is extremely versatile, isn’t it? So is Vollkornbrot, as I’ve always liked it with sweet things on it.


      23 September 2010 at 15:17

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