It turns out I wasn’t exaggerating when I mentioned my little toe was hurting. It’s broken!
The good news about having to hang out at home until 0800 this morning (when our doctor’s surgery starts taking calls for appointments) is that I had time to get some photographs of my weekend bottling efforts.
I managed five bottles of apples stewed with honey for the children’s porridge, four of chopped tomatoes, and eleven jars of beetroot relish. I’m going to have to reorganise our pantry to have a dedicated preserves shelf, I think.
The relish is yummy, and it’s just as well – I was chatting to a much loved (and missed) friend on Skype and merrily chopping away…only to realise after the beetroot and onion were ground and chopped (and mixed together), that I had completely neglected to follow a recipe! Whoops. Cue some frantic research and some calculations. Anyway, it turned out beautifully – and the bonus is I have an original recipe to share tomorrow!