Jammin’ at the Cottage

DSC_0451What a summer we’re having!  The weather (at least here in Ontario cottage country) has been great and we’ve been busy with all things cottage…like making Strawberry Jam and Red Current Jelly. The strawberries were local and delicious…who could resist!  And, my mom and I just happened to be in the city to discover the red current bush in my garden was dense with juicy ripeness…we couldn’t bare to see them go to waste!   Making jam, to me, is all about sharing.  Sharing the fruits of your labour with friends, because who doesn’t love a gift of homemade goodness like jam or jelly…no matter what time of year.  Sharing time with my mom, chatting about life while learning her tried and true jam making secrets (though we always use the recipe on the box, jam can be fickle)….well, of course that tops it all!

Now, I really must get back to sewing!

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