At the end of July, I had 4 pounds of very ripe figs ready to process into jam and could not get the lid to my food processor to seat. At first I thought it was too early in the morning, so I polished my glasses, took another gulp of coffee, and tried again. After… Continue reading Oops – I did it again! Food processor woes.
One of my main frustrations with cooking with sugar, whether it be jam or fondant for the bees, is the inconsistency of the texture of the final product. I know I have to get this right before I'm ready to start selling any jams. I'm now on my fourth thermometer and finally both batches of… Continue reading A Good Thermometer is Hard to Find
Yesterday, I temporarily deferred my equal rights ideologies and stepped back (way back) into a hunter-gatherer role, trailing along behind the man of the house, picking berries while he did the manly task! There are so many beautiful ripe blackberries on our property, but they are so hard to get to. At the best of… Continue reading Hunter-gatherers