Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 5 of Simple Pleasures

Today I made blueberry jam.  I didn't have much luck last year with my cherry jam, so I was a little worried, but it seems to be OK.  All the jars sealed and the jam firmed up nicely.  The blueberries are from Florida, but they were very sweet so I thought I would give it a go.  Now I have my confidence back so when local blueberries are ready I'll be ready too.

A completely unexpected simple pleasure today was learning that the fragrant tree in our front yard is actually a linden tree.  I have read about these trees for years and wondered what they looked/smelled like.  For the last three years I have had a huge one in my yard and didn't even know it!   A neighbor informed me that the blossoms are good to make tea with, so I picked a large basket-ful to dry.  

My kids are playing soccor all weekend.  All weekend.  I'm not sure how much in love with that I am.  Probably less than 50%, but there's no way around it unless it pours down rain.  
Have a great weekend!


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your jam looks delicious! We have just about finished my supply of jams - will have to make more next summer:)

Pumpkin said...

Huh! I didn't know this either. I wonder if we have them around here...

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