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tayberry

A tayberry is a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry (some sources say loganberry). Uncle B used to grow heaps of them in London and they were very nice.

I had forgotten how nice until we picked up a jar of tayberry jam at a church fete this Summer. Honestly, I think it’s the nicest jam I’ve ever eaten. We both raved over it. We have made sad face at every jar of jam since.

So, naturally, I thought I’d try to get us some for Christmas. Turns out, I got one Google hit on tayberry jam, and it was this one at Fortnum and Mason.

A 200 gram jar is £9.95, plus £5.95 shipping. Folks, that’s like twenty-five bucks for a little jar of jam!

Heh. Check out the rest of their Christmas stuff. Must be nice to have monies.

Comments


Comment from weaselwannabe
Time: December 4, 2017, 11:34 pm

Have you tried boysenberry jam?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boysenberry

 


Comment from musical mountaineer
Time: December 4, 2017, 11:34 pm

Hello Mrs. Weasel,

OT comment here (I don’t expect much discussion of jam). A while back, maybe a year, you posted a link to a google search on the name of some pagan fertility or sex symbol. She’s a leering little imp with her legs in the air, and you can kind of tell it’s a she. You didn’t post her image on your website (might not have been tasteful), just the link to the google search.

What’s that little pagan imp’s name again? I am asking because of reasons. Thanks.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 5, 2017, 1:23 am

I never liked jellies/jams tho I love lemon curd. I think rasberries or any kind of berry in yogurt, cereal, or on vanilla ice cream is heaven.

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: December 5, 2017, 3:50 am

Sheela na gig would be the imp.

Hopefully she has nothing to do with jam.

 


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: December 5, 2017, 11:46 am

Mayhaw jelly. You’re welcome.

(I wonder if you can get it anywhere outside Texas? It’s hard to find even here.)

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 5, 2017, 1:42 pm

Tayberry Jam you loves. Homemade? Sounds like a gardening mission for Uncle Badger. Are tayberry vines covered in thorns, too?

I used to make wild plum jelly. I prefer the jam, but Husband lovesjelly more than I like jam. Now we are addicted to Blackburn’s Blackberry jelly, because we no longer have access to any wild plums :-(

A funny story I just remembered. Husband and I rented a house one August that had a mature garden, which include a long row of nicely producing strawberries. The same time we rented the house, we were given an almost grown dog—she looked to be half lab and half boxer, and was the sweetest creature ever.

I’d work and pick in the garden each evening, but I never found any ripe strawberries. Caught the dog one day, sniffing down the row of strawberries and eating the ripe ones!

 


Comment from musical mountaineer
Time: December 5, 2017, 4:46 pm

Thanks Durnedyankee!

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: December 5, 2017, 4:58 pm

Is it wrong that we occasionally buy gooseberry jam from Ikea?

 

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