part one, part two. I have a hideously awful significant birthday this month, so if I have to suffer, I don't see why the rest of you shouldn't too! Actually, I did throw it open to discussion on Twitter - easy or challenging? The overwhelming response was to go for challenging. So here goes: blackcurrants.
Down at my mother's yesterday, I noticed that the blackcurrants on her 45 year old bushes, which are still going strong, are nearly ready. So for me blackcurrants epitomise my birthday month, July. Surprisingly, since starting this blog, I have only posted one recipe and it was hardly an unqualified success - chocolate and blackcurrant roulade. So time to raise the bar ..........
If you don't grow any or know someone you can wrest some off, never fear, there are is always blackcurrant jam, cassis, blackcurrant syrup, Ribena even. For a reminder of the rules, please check out the We Should Cocoa page - it's back to the e-mail again this month.
PS - for those overseas where blackcurrants don't grow, I am happy to accept another local berry (preferably a dark one)!