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The simple pleasures of yesteryear ...

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Marie-Luce, Simone, François and Marisa have made
jelly jam of raspberries and red currants
according to the old recipe of Simone's mother

The ingredients are very few and simple....
The ingredients are very few and simple....
Red currants....
Red currants....
Raspberries....
Raspberries....
Marie-Luce came to help....
Marie-Luce came to help....
First step: put the berries in a big pan....
First step: put the berries in a big pan....
And then all into a strainer....
And then all into a strainer....
Marie-Luce is doing her best to filter the magic potion...
Marie-Luce is doing her best to filter the magic potion...
Marie-Luce takes care of red currents, François of strawberries....
Marie-Luce takes care of red currents, François of strawberries....
We have to press all what is possible through the strainer...
We have to press all what is possible through the strainer...
This is not what it might look like....
This is not what it might look like....
The only victims here are strawberries....
The only victims here are strawberries....
Simone, the depositary of the old recipe for the jelly....
Simone, the depositary of the old recipe for the jelly....
Now we can pour both juices in the same casserole...
Now we can pour both juices in the same casserole...
And add sugar......
And add sugar......
And the mixture must boil 30 minutes now...
And the mixture must boil 30 minutes now...
The empty jars are waiting in line....
The empty jars are waiting in line....
Simone checks that Marie-Luce fills properly the jars...
Simone checks that Marie-Luce fills properly the jars...
Until the last drop of jelly....
Until the last drop of jelly....
Marie-Luce looks forward to tasting  the jelly jam, but it's still warm....
Marie-Luce looks forward to tasting the jelly jam, but it's still warm....
Whimsical utilization of our home made jelly jam...
Whimsical utilization of our home made jelly jam...
The most classical use of a fruit jam : La Tartine!
The most classical use of a fruit jam : La Tartine!
 There are different schools of thought about the fundamental components of a real “Tartine”
There are different schools of thought about the fundamental components of a real “Tartine”
Marie-Luce found still a few  red currants....
Marie-Luce found still a few red currants....
And this is the end....
And this is the end....