iPhone photo - June 10th, 2011
I just opened up a jar of jam I made nearly a year ago. Part of my promise to myself to open up the older jars in the pantry to make way for my newer projects. You know what? The contents of the jar are even more flavorful and complex than the test jar I sampled right after I made it last July.
Apricot~Pineapple Jam always reminds me of my grandma....
...she didn't make jams so she bought a store brand. It didn't matter to me. I was a kid and I didn't know there was a difference at the time. She knew apricot + pineapple was hands-down my favorite combination and she always made sure to have one jar in the fridge plus a back-up in the cupboard. After tasting a spoonful of these shimmery golden-orange preserves straight out of the jar this morning, I think it's still my favorite combo but this time it's organic and made with my own hands.
Now if only my grandma were here to enjoy it with me. Such sweet memories. I realize once again that part of my passion for food is the connection it gives us to our pasts. I think my grandma Miney would be very pleased, knowing such simple things she did for me continue to inspire me on a daily basis.
(Blog post created on my iPhone using the Squarespace app)