January 14, 2014
When I day dream about my garden this is one of the things that features – I dream of filling buckets and tubs and bags of fruit from our (now tiny) fruit trees. For now I am very thankful to be gifted fresh fruit such as these perfect apricots from my neighbors tree. My thoughtful neighbor gave me these beauties just before Christmas. I was tempted to enjoy eating them fresh but I decided to make jam instead. I did sneak a taste of one fresh apricot….. Our jam stock, after the cool Winter months had depleted to nothing.
I made this same recipe last year. I like to add some blueberries to the apricots to give them a little extra sweetness. The berries also turn the jam a pretty pink hue.
The Preserves shelves in my pantry are beginning to look healthy again. This makes me feel happy and secure (weird I know). I get a little panicked when it is running low. I like to have a WIDE selection of condiments and jam on offer at all times. With very few exceptions, I make these myself from scratch from seasonal produce. I can not recall the last time we purchased jam from the shops.
I feel like order is restored and breakfast is a happy occasion, especially when there is sourdough bread to accompany the jam 🙂
Now the tomatoes need to ripen so that I can restock the sauce and passata.
What do you make to have in stock in your pantry all year around?
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