I wanna jam it wid you
We're jammin', jammin',
And I hope you like jammin' too....
So sang Bob Marley, but I think he was referring to something a little different than this.
This is how it all started..... first we paid a visit to Barry's Berries strawberry farm:
Then YoungerSon was given the job of cleaning and hulling the fruit. He loved it, as you can see from the expression on his face.
Then we gave him a wooden spoon and said "Stir it up" so he did.
This cheered him up no end.
He looks so patriotic in his England soccer shirt and his London pinny. A tribute to the home country!
The Beloved... soon to be The Bride... was in charge of filling the boiling hot jars with boiling hot jam.
Not really an enviable job in a boiling hot kitchen in July.
And the end result... multiple jars of strawberry jam.
YoungerSon and The Beloved want to give a small thankyou gift to everyone at their wedding (not too long to go now, see the ticker at the very bottom of this blog), and wanted something a little different.... so (close your eyes, wedding guests, if you are reading this, it's a surprise) they are making strawberry jam!
This is the perfect gift... you can eat it, use the jar afterwards, it's hand made using pesticide-free local produce, and there's even a connection to YoungerSon's granfer in Devon, UK, who grew the best strawberries in Shammick.
So now my dining room holds 14 cases of 12 125ml jars... that's 168 jars! Enough to feed an army... well... a wedding and a couple of bridal showers anyway!
I hope we can resist the temptation to open a few jars before the great day!
For some reason, silly Blogger won't let me put a title to this post. Is anyone else having the same problem?
Update Tuesday July 10 2007: Title has been added. Alphabet Soup sent me to Blogger Help for the answer.... put the cursor on the word Title and it seems to work. Blogger says they are working on the problem.