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 )


Evelyn in Canada said...

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

rosa veldkamp said...

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

Nancy-Mom said...

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 :-)

Nancy-Mom said...

You have every riight to rest after canning!

rosa veldkamp said...

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. :)

Evelyn Veldkamp said...

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. :)

Barb said...

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

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