It's Country Jam! No, not the one in EauClaire, WI. this weekend but the one going on in my kitchen.
Do you remember these beauties from the Farmer's Market?
These delectable strawberries have been~
washed, hulled, slightly smashed, brought to a boil with sugar, lemon juice, raspberries or rhubarb, and pectin. The steady, gentle stirring was touched with my cannin'-jammin' spoon, always returning fond memories of cousin, Roger Dodger, smiling down on me. He gave me this spoon before he moved years ago to a 'better place.'
Oh, it's almost ready, and I still cannot wait to taste the foam that gets spooned off the top of the finished jam before jarring.
I remember waiting impatiently, many times, at Mom's counter, as she spooned jelly or jam foam right onto a slice of homemade bread. It was a miracle how there was always enough for each of our slices for my 8 brothers and sisters, too. We sure were a hungry, wiggly bunch.
It's a pretty sights~homemade jam!
Waiting to cool completely, before washing the jars one last time before placing them in the pantry, sometimes can take weeks, just because I love to sit back and look at them. Flavors this time are Strawberry Raspberry and Strawberry Rhubarb. Yummm ~Yummm!
Last, do you remember this odd large mosquito-like insect? It has been identified finally, thanks to bugguide.com. Tom, from Mass. identified her for me. She is a Crane Fly, ( Ctenophora Dorsalis). They have a very short life span and sometimes do not even eat during it. They do not bite, nor do they sting.
Just thought you'd want to know not to fear them, should you see one hanging out on your screens.Thanks for stopping by once again. Have a great weekend with your loved ones or a loved book, bench in the park or stroll in the dark with the fireflies, (lightning bugs), as we called them as kids. Now, Sy and I have some garage sales to scour through. See Ya'll!