So Many Cherries: In Honor of Homemade Jam
How do you reign in the first heat of summer?
Do you steam up your hot summer kitchen with summer jam? When pounds of produce make their way to our kitchen counters I know that summer has quite officially begun. And I get giddy with all the abundance and aromas and the heat and the chance to make a jam concoction that is just a bit closer to perfect than last summer's.
So we picked 10 pounds of cherries and now our urban homestead is officially aflutter with the season. But how could we refuse? Now we are cleaning and pitting in preparation for many jars of jam. We will make a rhubarb-cherry, a plum-cherry, and then the classic plain-old-cherry too.
I was doing a bit of flavor research and now I'm also daydreaming about this jam class over at Blue Chair. I'm thinking Rhubarb Jam with Plum & Ginger sounds completely divine.