A Spoonful of Sugar....
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
....helps the medicine go down!
I have some things going on in my life right now that are absorbing a lot of my mental and emotional energy and I needed a break from it yesterday. So I made jam.
Making jam is not the sort of occupation you can do while distracted, so I had to really focus on what I was doing and put all other distractions aside.
One of the great things about living in the Bay of Plenty is our extended family. We are really enjoying being closer to Rob's older brothers and some of his cousins. The blessing is that one of his brothers has been here for years and years and has a really well-established garden with a bountiful Feijoa hedge.
We are just crazy about feijoas! We helped ourselves to some of the windfall last weekend, and yesterday my house was full of that wonderful, delicious aroma of cooking feijoas.
I made jam and syrup (cordial) for drinking. The syrup isn't quite perfect - probably a little too much texture in it from the feijoas, but I couldn't figure out how to stop that from happening, unless I hang it overnight. Anyone know?
But it tastes beautiful, and I don't think it will last long. It's very nice with Sprite or Soda Water. My daughter dug into the jam as soon as she got home from school. I will put the recipe up on my cooking blog soon.
I love Feijoa season!