Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Delights of Buckthorne and Wild Roses

I just returned from London.

It was terribly amusing when I entered Harvey Nichols and headed straight to the gourmet jam isle. Did I know? I didn't! But it drew me, nonetheless, like a bee to pollen. After all, it is bees we have to thank for for jams in the first place!

Nonetheless. I chuckled to myself while I rearranged the jam jars so they would look more photogenic. I debated with myself for some minutes if I really was going to purchase Swedish jam when I live in Sweden, and this was London, but since I enjoyed the jellies at the Grand Hotel (Stockholm) with that interesting buckthorne taste, I had to try it.

The verdict is uniquely delicious. Rosehip and wild buckthorne jam I highly recommend. I am noticing more and more that my favorite jams are on the lower end of sugar. Usually this means it is 60% fruit and 40% sugar thereabouts.

Seeing we have both rosehips AND buckthorne at the country house I might need to try to make a huge batch of this jam myself! Endless tasty on toast. The jar label recommends with savoury foods as well. Perhaps? Perhaps.


  1. sounds good. I'll look out for it! Ikea?

  2. I don't think you can find it at Ikea, but more high end gourmet stores. You can order it online too within the US