Thursday, October 02, 2014 • 4:17 AM Comments ()

Sweeten the World

posted by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser

This is the true order of how things happened: I’d been meaning and wanting to make a batch, even a small one, of peach jam. It was a missing link in my jamming season.

But then… you know, I just couldn’t quite put together peaches, lemon or lime, and my energy in the same kitchen at the right moment. And, as I have a pantry filled with lovely new, Pantone-worthy jam jars filled with some of the prettiest hues ever, I kind of thought so be it.

And then, I read this quote on a card that came with a jar of jelly from the Cape friends gave my dear hubs as a thank you after he did them an office neighborly kindness (I know this because it’s on the card):

It is a wonderful thing to Sweeten the world, which is in a Jam and needs Preserving … T.W. Burgess

Yes, I bought limes and peeled and cut up the end-of-season peaches. The end of peaches, the turn to autumn, the New Year 5775, which is just a hot number if nothing else, and a time to reflect if you so choose came together in these four jars. They contain all my best wishes for this world, this coming year. I am not kidding. Also, I used two limes plus zest, so there is nothing cloying about this batch of jam. Cloying does not belong in the world—or my life—maybe ever, but most certainly not now.

Find it Here:
search type:
search in:

« Previous   |   Next »
« Most Recent Post
« Permalink
Print Email RSS feed

      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
Sweeten the World
Facebook Mea Culpa
Big and Small
To Greet August
Moving Furniture
Big Oh-One
Copyright © 2014 by The Valley Advocate.