The sun is shining today and it's warm...Ray's oldest daughter Kenz is here for a visit and I'm heading back to the kitchen to bake up a lemon meringue and some lemon curd and anything else I can think of using lemon. We had a huge batch of lemons come our way and I just don't want to waste them.
As it is, I've begun to make jam. I've wanted to do this for quite some time and I finally had to get past my anxiety that it would be disastrous...as it turns out, it is quite simple!
We had a big lot of plums this year and I went for it. I decided to attempt something different, that came from my own brain...so you can see my trepidation. Anyway, I made tomatillo, jalapeño plum jam...and let me tell you, it is a MAJOR hit! I also made an amazing apricot jam that is completely gone, and I mixed the wee bit I had left into a batch of plum and came up with a combo that really works.
Then I went out collecting blackberries from our property and made a plum/blackberry combo that is a bit tart and tangy and seems to be a favorite now as well.
|Blackberries from our property, not quiet |
abundant yet, but by the end of the month
will be extreme...yay! for us
|Small plums that Case picked from his friends back yard, |
sweet and dark...yummy!
So anyone who has wanted to make jam but has shied away from the process assuming it to be to extravagant....plow forward I say! If I can do it...anyone can.
Moving forward is a good thing!
Enjoy! Stay present and let out a big laugh when everyone least expects it..it's weird, but let me tell you, it can move things forward in a beautiful way!