It is something I wanted to do for a long time as I love apricot jam on my bread (or croissant) for breakfast. So this morning I went to the local market down the road to buy some apricots. This is the recipe:
1.5kg of apricots just ripe. Take the stones out.
Cook for 10 minutes in a large pan with 20cl of water.
Add 800g of sugar and the juice of 1 lemon.
Add a sachet of Vitpris (It's a French product to set the jam - sorry I don't know the equivalent in English).
Turn up the heat and boil for 3mn.
Bottle straight away in warm sterilised jars. Cover and seal while still hot.
We've worked really hard over the past few months to get our new collection ready for September. We are very excited to launch it as soon as we return from our Summer break. We've been so looking forward to these holidays to recharge our batteries before we return for a very busy September: Maison et Objet trade show in Paris, the launch of our new book and at the end of the month I am traveling to Japan to see our dear friends at Edition Paumes in Tokyo. I will be there for a Famille Summerbelle exhibition in their gallery!
For now we're off cycling back and forth to the beach in l'Ile de Ré. You can read our Best Of things we like to do on the island on Bozaround.
After a couple of weeks here we will be heading South West of France, to Cahors to spend time with our relatives.
I've had something of a love affair with Japan ever since we visited back in 2008, so it feels extra special to be able to share this with you.
We have just launched this collaboration with Issey Miyake for their Pleats Please range.
It's based on my World Map design and it includes a wonderful collection of clothing and accessories. The map has been adapted specifically for Pleats Please, placing Japan absolutely at the heart of the map.