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Apricot and Lavender Jam & Beautiful Memories of La Cascade de Saintonge

I have been struggling to know what to write about since my last post, but recently the inspiration arrived in a couple of plastic bags handed to me by a fellow volunteer at Segue.  When I looked inside I was initially delighted to see apricots, however, upon closer inspection, it was apparent that they were very ordinary looking apricots.

Arriving back home, I walked into the kitchen and put the bags on the kitchen bench while I got on with my work.  It was as I worked that it occurred to me I had been handed the inspiration I needed to write this blog, and also what I needed to do to turn the ugly apricots into little pots of deliciousness.

I would make Apricot and Lavender Jam!

With no French lavender growing in my garden, I needed to try and find some, I knew there was a little over at Segue, so hopped into the car and drove over to check it out.  But there were only a few tiny sprigs, simply not enough.  Later that evening I picked up my phone and sent a couple of quick messages to ask if anyone had French Lavender that I could use in cooking…  Bingo!  The same volunteer who had handed me the apricots, had French lavender growing in her garden.

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