Jam Fest 2010
I did it. I found a new dabble. No, really. I added another fixation to my list. Hey -- all that homemade bread deserves some equally homemade toppings, right? And its rhubarb season. It only comes once a year. And you can't really get it off-season. Before I digress too much further, let's get down to business.
Hence, a lazy Sunday became the site of a major jam (and chutney) fest in the house.
The following morning, you would have no clue of the chaos that had existed less than 12 hours earlier. Except... for the towel covered gathering of pretty little jars and the not so pretty sticky mess that I haven't finished cleaning up around my stove knobs. (It's coming off in layers). There was a layer cake (with home made curd) thrown in the middle of the craziness as well.
I was on a mission, so no sooner did round two get in the jars and processed and it was time to move on to round three. Strawberry-rhubarb jam. Basically, a much more tired version of the girl who participiated in rounds one and two.
1) It takes ALOT of fruit to make six little jars of jam
2) Rhubarb multiplies
3) Pick a cool day to stand over pots of boiling water
4) Jam uses up a very large amount of sugar
5) The homemade stuff just tastes better
6) There is a large sense of accomplishment in being able to do it yourself
I know I still owe an update on the back to back birthday cakes - I will get there. Also have hiking pictures to post from the top of Cascade Mtn. One of these days!