So moving to the middle of no where West Virginia so far has left me with lots of time on my hands and not many options of eating. I use to bake ALL the time. Ask my family – especially when I was stressed – it was my go to method of stress relieving. Then I found yarn and baking took the backseat to the fiber.
I pride myself in making things from scratch. Anything work baking is worth making from scratch.
Yesterday I made my first freezer jam. This was a new phenomenon to me. But I heard the reference on facebook – then me being the nerd that I am had to look up what exactly is freezer jam. After finding out it’s jam with minimal amount of cooking involved, I ran into Freezer Jam Jars at the Wal-mart while trying to find blue ice. Destiny perhaps?
The semi local organic grocery store, Harvest Moon, had boxes of peaches on sale. By local I mean an hour drive away – because again I live in the middle of now where West Virginia. I mainly went to show one of the interns the store, but ended up taking home peaches, Blueberry wine from Chateau Morrisette (my favorite winery), dark chocolate/caramel/rum candy bar (hello all the loves of my life in one item), and a few other odds and ins that I most definitely did not need but they looked delicious.
The peaches could have been a little more ripe – but overall the first experience in jam making wasn’t too bad.
mmmmm…. delicious. Breakfast was bacon, toasted sourdough bread (from the Wytheville Farmer’s market) with peach jam.
I barely made a dent into the box of peaches – so I am going to be looking for all sorts of recipes for peaches now. Any suggestions?
Tonight – Bison from Buffalo Creek in Riner Virginia. I am thinking about putting it in baked spaghetti. There will also be spinning today since I’ve only gotten in a few minutes each day since Friday – bad.