With Trevor coming home in a few weeks I wanted to do something special for him. It has been a long time since I've made jam. I have not made any since moving to Nova Scotia, which is weird as every summer I would pick raspberries and make jam when I lived in Ontario. Strawberry jam is Trev's favourite. No fancy things added to it, just jam with lots of berries in it. Of course I couldn't resist when a few days ago the Nova Scotia strawberries showed up at the Superstore. They taste awfully good when you've waited all year and I have to admit - real strawberry jam is treatsome.
I have so many jars around the house that I am hoping this will spur me on to make some Chili Sauce in august when the Ontario tomatos come to Pete's. I have never made that before, but I have been craving it fiendishly as you cannot get what I remember as Chili Sauce here.
It's funny - we haven't had great weather here, but making jam from scratch really makes it feel like summer.