Stirring and Stirring my Cherry Jam

June 3, 2008 at 7:12 pm (Napa Valley) ()

WOW!  I have a new-found respect for people who regularly can fresh foods to store them for another time.  Tonight, for the first time on my own, I attempted to make Cherry Jam.  I had made it before with my Grandma, but never, ever on my own.  I knew it would be laborious task, one that would have me calling my Grandma at the 11th hour, but didn’t realize it would take my entire evening from 5:30 until 10:00pm.  Granted, there was a lot of stirring and guessing and smiling when the jar tops finally  popped so I knew that the jam had set…what a relief!  Nothing would have been more disappointing than spending all evening in the kitchen than to have the Cherry jam not turn out.

So here is to getting some Christmas presents done in June!  Here is to taking something fresh and preserving it just like our ancestors did.  Here is to being a productive citizen instead of drinking beers on $2 Tuesday. 

XOXO – natalie



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