I would love to tell you I got all this knitting done over the weekend, but strawberries are ripe in the ‘Burgh.
And so, there was lots of hulling. Lots of macerating. Lots of rolling boiling. And lots of slow-roasting. And, as always, I want to thank Judy for this incredible recipe which made my house smell wonderful all.weekend.long.
We ended up with 10 pints of jam, which sounds like a lot but, they won’t last until next berry season! But oh boy, these jars are jam-packed with the taste of summer! There is nothing like a nice dollop of jam on yogurt cold, dark January. It is the tastiest promise of summer I can think of!
And in-between berry preserving, I pickled some jalapenos as well!
The jam making was a good diversion from my allergy misery. Oy, the itchy eyes, the sneezing… am I the only one, or does this year seem a bit worse than normal?
And here we are on a Monday, that feels very much like a lazy Saturday morning to me. Coffee and knitting anyone?
P.S. I did not want the day to go by with no mention of Rayshard Brooks. I read a post on FB yesterday about the need to think about the police in all this. Really? Here is what I think about the police… they believe they can get away with murder. I have zero respect for them. Zero.
Your knitting is always beautiful, but so is that strawberry jam! I can almost smell it with your lovely description of hulking, macerating, boiling, and roasting. Yum!
Sorry but I just have to say this: Some police believe they can get away with murder. Not all of them. Please remember not to lump everyone together. Just as we do not want all women, all Black people, all etc etc lumped together. Thanks.
My mouth is now watering — glad we have some strawberries in the fridge to have with lunch today!
The berries and the jam look fabulous. I bet your home smelled like heaven!!
The allergies are awful. Then add in COVID and you have to wonder, “Am I dying or should I take a Clariton?”
I admire your ability to not just eat all the strawberries but instead preserve them for later. As for the police, I think we can hold bad cops accountable for the horrible things they do without allowing the narrative to become all cops are bad.
My allergies are bad this year, too. And that strawberry jam looks divine.
Yum! Well worth the time and effort to make your own strawberry jam. Nothing at all like the shop stuff.
I love the smell of boiling strawberries – enjoy your jam and jalapenos!!
Completely off topic: I’m thinking of making an Esme Tunic but picking out a fabric has me totally stymied. Do you have a favorite online store for ordering fabric for garments?
Isn’t it nice to be busy with summery stuff? I bet your house smelled delicious as you made your strawberry jam. After three years of no vegetable garden we have one and it’s growing!!