Have you ever wanted to make jams? Well I have. I remember when I was a child my mom made strawberry jam out of tiny berries that grew in my aunt's back yard. We ate it with vanilla ice cream at tea time. There's something about making things at home that are painstaking and time consuming that somehow end up being rewarding- in the long run. Memories, that's what it all ends up being about. Memories from childhood and the memories we create with our families. My goal for this spring season was strawberry jam. Luckily they come cheap this time of year just 30 minutes north from here. Paying $5 for 4 pints I knew this was going to be the day I finally did it.
I hope that I was successful in the canning part of this project. They seemed to have sealed so maybe this will give me the guts to try it out with the rest of the glorious summer fruits and heirloom tomato harvest in a few months!
After finishing all of it and making dinner for us all last night. Around 10 p.m I realized tomorrow was Teacher Appreciation Day at school and I had promised my daughter I would make scones. So, adding one more thing to the day's cooking list I made chocolate chip scones. As a reward to myself, I had to eat at least one :)