Sunday, July 08, 2012

Mixed blessings

 It’s good to go to church, at least for me. You never know what abundance you will receive. Today, at St. Alban’s in Brentwood a parishioner brought lots of fresh fruit to give away. That’s the wonderful thing about living in East Contra Costa County, California. There are fruit orchards, berry patches, and corn fields. It’s the perfect growing spot. I took some plums and peaches home.
My neighbor, Mary, works at a farmers market and yesterday she stopped by my house and gave me a basket of very ripe strawberries. I ate most of them last night.
To preserve these treats, I made a quick batch of mixed fruit refrigerator jam. My jam is 100 times better than the stuff called “mixed fruit” at the supermarket.
My blessings were mixed, but all good. Here is a guideline recipe. I did not use any water or lemon juice, just fruit and sugar today. It cooked for about 20 minutes.

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Blogger Collagemama said...

Pretty plums! They are the most painterly of fruits.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Meggie said...

That fruit looks delicious! What a lovely colour your jam has.

6:15 PM  
Blogger JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a wonderful summer bounty. I like to make my own jam - not so much sugar - more fruit taste.

7:33 AM  

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