Happy Easter: Homemade exotic spring jam

It’s Easter and that means a looooong weekend - 5 days without work, whoopee!! And the weather couldn’t be more perfect; sun, only the occasional breeze instead of the usual storm-like winds, and temperatures above 15 degrees. Amazing! How could anyone not be in a spring mood?

With all that free time on my hands, and inspired by the beautiful weather, I decided it was time to make something again! A nice give-away/ gift for the hosts for the family Easter brunch we’re attending tomorrow. So I decided on a nice jam. My first thought was strawberry-rhubarb (since I still have some rhubarb in the freezer), but I’d rather use fresh rhubarb when it is in season. So I decided on an exotic spring jam with mango, pineapple and kiwi, which turned out quite yummy!

Recipes for jam aren’t usually very complicated, since you just mix fruit with the necessary amount of jelly/ jam sugar. In Germany, they have 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 sugars, which basically means you use 1, 2 or 3 parts fruit and 1 part sugar. In Denmark, I’ve only found one type of “syltesukker“, and you can either use it 1:1 (i.e. 1 kg of fruit and 1kg of sugar), or you make the low-sugar version with 1kg of fruit and 500g of sugar (which I usually do, it turns out sweet enough and the gelation works just as well.

So here’s my recipe for this lovely, exotic and fruity jam:

Exotic spring jam

(makes ca. 5 small-medium glasses)

300g mango

300g pineapple

400g kiwi

50ml fruit juice

3 tsp. rum

500g jelly sugar

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Peel the fruit and cut into small pieces. My kiwis were not overly ripe and therefore still a bit sour, which worked out well to even out the sweetness of the mango and sugar. If you use very ripe and sweet kiwis, maybe add some lemon or lime juice.

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Add some water or fruit juice (I used a “tropical” juice mix) and 3 tablespoons of rum. Add the sugar and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10-15min, stirring frequently.

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Take off the heat and blend with a stick blender. Bring to a boil again and let simmer for another minute or two. Then take off the heat and fill into prepared glasses. Put lids on tightly and turn upside down for 5mins. The turn back around and let the jam cool off completely. Store in the fridge (especially after opened). Enjoy!

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SUNDAY GIVE AWAY!! In the name of Olympics!


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Originally posted on INTERIORWISE:

You might wonder what this has got to do with the Winter Olympics, but as a former figure skater and traveller in Russia – I have through the years since 1997 (my first visit in Russia), on my travels, collected many of these replicates of Soviet adverts made as prints in a deluxe material!

I have decorated several of my homes with these print, they add a personal touch to the room and the best you won’t find the same anywhere else but Russia! If you don’t speak Russian this is a lingerie add ;)

I was watching the Olympics the other day and suddenly I thought that I wanted to make one of you the happy owner of this unique Soviet add-print! Its Olympic, everybody has there opinions about Sochi and so on (so do I), but nevertheless this print hasn’t got anything to do with Mr.Putin or Russia!

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