Raspberries are very good at concealing themselves behind leaves, which is why raspberry picking is best done en famille so that there are pickers of differing heights who can spot the berries from every angle. This year the crop would have been excellent if the weather hadn’t become so wet just as they started to ripen, sand we have lost at least a third of the crop because of mould. We have used most of the raspberries in summer puddings this year, and there isn’t much left over for making jam, but this doesn’t really matter as we made 265 jars last year and there’s still plenty left.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.