It’s Washington State cherry season. A quart of pips-out, split dark cherries, 2 cups of sugar, 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice macerated at room temperature for three hours and then an hour of constant stirring over medium low heat to 220 degrees Fahrenheit yields merely two jars (3 cups) of heavenly jam. Wish … More A Jam of Cherries
On Sunday at the Ballard Farmers Market, I got some apricots and plums fresh-picked from the Martin Family Orchards in Orondo, Washington, to make both of my favorite cooked, non-pectin jams. I stirred them (for what seemed like hours) on Monday and supervised cookie-baking and water-coloring while I was “hosting” two neighborhood children all day … More Jam. More Jam. Apricot. Plum.
One of my lovely neighbors gifted me with some of her homemade Rhubarb and Pineapple Jam this evening. I had some leftover sourdough bread from a couple days ago just waiting for an excuse to be triple-dipped in egg and slowly browned to crunchiness. (I know there’s a standard name for this, but I don’t … More Rhubarb-Pineapple Jam on Egg Toast