Friend Jackie and I had the best time today making jam!
i felt like such a homemaker puttering around in the kitchen,
making the jam and canning it in those sweet little jars.
and i kept thinking "we're doing this for fun - just think about the times
when women had to do this in order to have food in the winter."
a humbling thought.
jackie and i started at the pasadena farmer's market this morning,
and snagged ripe strawberries, figs, and plums.
above is a medley of three colors of figs, and they were so sweet.
our canning supplies at the ready!
jackie and i had jammed and canned before,
but a long time before -
i think my last time was 1994 or 1995,
and Jackie's was 2000. We still had our canning supplies!
figs, sugar, lemon zest = super yummy fig jam.
and the plum spice jam was A-mazing.
the color is a deep red-purple, just lovely.
i need a pic of a piece of toast with some jam slathered on it.
the best part (other than eating it) is listening
to the satisfying POP of the lids sealing.
fabulous way to spend saturday with a dear friend.