Tag Archives: Jam

sour cherry jam with balsamic

Sour Cherry Jam

Summers are just different in the midwest. After a long winter, a short spring, summer is a welcome change. The markets are finally filled with something other than potatoes and storage apples. Sure I get excited for asparagus and peas but one of the truly special market arrivals are sour cherries. i have spent the past two saturdays spending a lazy afternoon of watching the Women’s World Cup (YAY USA!!!) while pitting a few quarts of sour cherries. Some of last week’s haul went into a delicious pie and I have a few bags tucked away in the freezer to save for a chilly fall or winter day but I was really the most excited by this sour cherry jam. Continue reading

strawberry jam

Strawberry Jam

Is there anything better than a 3 day holiday weekend?  After a 4 week stretch of lots and lots of work and attempting to keep up with my marathon training, this 3 day 4th of July weekend was most welcome.  My laundry is done, my apartment is clean, long bike rides were taken and baked beans, potato salad, cherry sorbet, and hot dogs were consumed. Continue reading