Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Peaceful Winter Afternoon.

I had big plans yesterday afternoon.

6 pounds of butter softening on the counter, eggs coming to room temperature and a new 20 kg bag of flour resting on the island.

I was going to bake up a storm.

First things first though. It was time to make a little strawberry jam. I wasn't able to pick strawberries last year because of my leg but I was able to get just enough local berries to make a small batch of jam. As usual I ran out of time and just threw them in the freezer.

I had taken them out to be thawed on Monday and it was now or never.

The smell when I unzipped the bag!! 

It was summer in January. Pure bliss.

I made 3 jars of freezer jam in no time flat.

After all that work though, I needed to take a bit of a break. I made myself a nice cup of tea, snuggled into my comfy chair and basked in the sun streaming through the window.

I woke up a couple of hours later to discover Jada and I had shared this peaceful afternoon. Me snoozing in my chair and she in hers.

Oh well, there's always tomorrow. . . ( and not to worry Cindy, I'll be posting a recipe for the Monkey Bread next week. ;D )


  1. I still want your coffee cake recipe. When's that coming?

  2. Hmmm. . . Which one? the one with or without apple pie filling?

  3. He looks so peaceful. I've got a cold right now. Not so great as it makes everything twice as hard to do,such as, picking something up when the hand says, not rght now lady. I get it eventually but am tired out quickly :-)

  4. You have every riight to rest after canning!

  5. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well Aunty Nancy. I'll say extra prayers for you.

    And about the canning. . . there was absolutely no cooking involved in this jam. . . it took me all of 10 minutes to make . . . I was just being a little lazy . . . ;D by the way, your calendar in on it's way. :)

  6. Hey I made jam on Saturday too. Raspberry and Nankin Cherry Jelly, so yummy. Took no time at all. Never made freezer jam though. I love baking to relax, love the results. :)

  7. Oh, my those jars of jam look fantastic! (I used the word Bliss today too :))


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