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jam session

You can make jam or jelly. Or just admire the rowan berries and leave them for the birds to enjoy on one of those colder days to come at Bollmora Cemetery.

Bollmora kyrkogård, Tyresö (map) 10 October 2009


Steffe said...

With the help of my mother I tried making jelly from rönnbär a few weeks ago. Following a recipe in some old book. It was a total disaster and it will probably be a long time before we try that again!

Tinsie said...


Halcyon said...

I don't know if they taste good, but they are definitely pretty!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Wikipedia describes the rowan jam as "slightly bitter" - must be an acquired taste! There is a species of this that grows in the upper US and eastern Canada, it looks the same but I don't recall hearing about jam... more sugar, next time? Cookbooks from the old days have a lot of strange things in them.

Good photo, entertaining topic.

cieldequimper said...

I would just pick them and put them in a vase.

Per Stromsjo said...

There are stories about birds getting drunk on fermented rowan berries and then injuring themselves while trying to fly after such an extraordinarily "happy meal". No idea if there's any truth to that but the story is good!

Steffe: Aww, that's a pity when you went through all that effort. Never tasted it myself.

Tinsie: Not unlikely!

Halcyon: And birds like them a lot. (See above!)

In Three Rivers: May need an awful lot of sugar. Thanks for enlightening us.

cieldquimper: Sounds like a constructive compromise.

Thanks all for jamming with us.

Jacob said...

They look good. Do you know if we have them in the States (by another name, perhaps)?

Another question: If they get too ripe and ferment do the birds get drunk? We've got some berries that have that effect on birds...

I read Three Rivers comment. I don't think "slightly bitter" would bother Swedes at all. I still remember lutefisk boiling in our house at Xmas. I could smell in a couple of blocks away!

Vogon Poet said...

I'll there on the tree, it more aesthetic and birds don't have supermarkets!

JM said...

Excellent shot! I will also leave them for the birds as there is not much empathy between me and my kitchen... Lol!

Per Stromsjo said...

Speaking of colder days, I wonder if we'll have any winter this year. It's not an annual thing anymore.

Jacob: Lutfisk is certainly a peculiar dish. Not on my top-100 list, unfortunately...

Not sure but there are stories about fermented berries - see above.

Vogon Poet: Good point. Two good points, in fact.

JM: Like between me and my kitchen then! ;)

Good of you all to stop by.

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