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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jam-tacular Lovin'

I'm willing to lay large cash bets that NO ONE has eaten as much raspberry jam in the last week as I have. We're talking sugar-rush-one-pint-in-a-day-and-a-half and I'm barely holding myself back from going in for more. What's a gal to do with ten toasty pints of fresh raspberry jam, the first canning foray of the year? Eat up! Call for a second baguette, another scoop of chévre, a wee smear of butter (ok, yeah, not so wee...)

Also, as a side note, what does it say about my jammy-greed level that ten pints might not be enough for me, let alone enough for sharing with neighbors and house guests? I best pick up another flat of berries next week... Especially because I've been talking trades of homemade pickles and white grape jelly (Ladies, you know who you are)!

ALSO, I had a rather embarrassing revelation concerning the fact that I, the textile hoarder, the sewing addict, the queen of "oops, did I just make that," do not own a single working kitchen apron. When the jam is a popin' I've got to duck and dodge the sticky missiles of goo and that is a sight to behold (let me tell you!). Something really must be done to remedy THAT situation...


In other news:
The sun is shining and puffy little white clouds are breezing by my windows
The kitty boys are loafing about, well supported in my personal pillow collection
I'm sitting rather unlady-like (crossed legged in a skirt, tut tut tut)
I'm thinking about this little painting I began just yesterday (the largest in my series of little guys at 8" square)


And OH LA LA! It's Bastille Day which means I need to pour myself a glass of rosé in honor!

Vive La France!
Vive La Rosé!
Vive La Jam!

12 comments:

BC said...

I concur, it's F'ING AMAZING jam. And let's get with the apron making. You think Betty Crocker went prancing about sans-apron? Please. Just think how much better your cooking could be whilst wearing a handmade UmberDove apron...

UmberDove said...

tee heehe, I think this is a very sly and round-a-bout way of "get in the kitchen and make me some cookies woman!" To which I will oblige.

thesaint said...

I don't beleive it because I have not seen any of this jam! Come over with a jar and we'll eat it with our coffee tomorrow!

Joyeux quatorze Juillet! I will be celebrating by going to French class! LE YEAH!

thesaint said...

this is candace, btw.

but i didn't check his email because he told me not to! what's cookin?

UmberDove said...

French class on Bastille Day? Oui! AND I'm calling you about jam and coffee...

jordan said...

that jam looks daaaaaaamn fine. If i could ship smoked jackfish and have it arrive in decent condition i would do tradsies with ya. maybe i'll have to think of something equally tasty-delicious...you've inspired me umber-y...

UmberDove said...

uhmmmm YES!



I am all about the barter system so let's make a trade sista!

Michele said...

Willpower is overrated.

Right now I'm eating rhubarb cobbler straight out of the oven. It's boiling hot but sooooo good.

Did I mention that I'm slightly allergic to rhubarb? I have to pace myself or I'll pay.

Shell (aka Songsmith) said...

I myself am addicted to Raspberry Chilli Jam made in Queensland {Australia}. I have it posted to my home in Canberra, I order it four jars at a time. I don't think I have a problem... *smirk*

{P.S.}

This post is delicious!

UmberDove said...

OOHhhhhhhhhhh........

That was me swooning [back into the jar of jam] at the thought of rhubarb cobbler and raspberry chili jam

Desiree Fawn said...

What a tasty, tasty little treat!

Michaela Dawn said...

Would you still enjoy some pickles, mam?

:)

I've been anticipating this purchase for a while, yet have found too much needed to be done before I spent some extra cash on my birthday...

and so I will be overjoyed to have an Umber Dove package flying my way!

Thanks little lady!