Sunday, July 12, 2009

Post, blackcurrants and nuns.

1. We are woken by the fall of a fat pile of letters. When I investigate, I find a wedding invitation among the magazines and bills.

2. The smell of blackcurrants cooking into their own deep red syrup.

3. All day, we've been telling each other that we're going to listen to "the nuns" -- the second batch of Sacred Hearts episodes. It's a historical drama set in a Renaissance convent, a dark love story with a tense setting where reason and religious hysteria collide.


  1. Currants are a rare thing here in the States, but I picked up a batch at the farmers' market last week. What do you do with them? A personal recommendation is so much more helpful than random internet trawling...


  2. You can make jam with them; or jelly. My grandmother stewed them -- just heat with a little water until they are soft and juicy. You can add other fruit, too. Or you could make a summer pudding.


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