One of the greatest things about gardening is geting to enjoy the taste of summer even though it is dark and dreary outside...fruits and veggies put up from your own garden are gifts you give yourself that will keep you smiling until next spring!
Fruit, apricots to be exact, carefully harvested (thanks mom!), prepared with great anticipation, canned and put up with forethought and purpose. Just so in the bleak days of winter you can open a jar and spread sunshine on your bread!
I got to crack open my first jar of this year's jam today...ohhhh the simple and delicious pleasure!
(Note: I canned over 100 jars of various jams and jellies this summer... you all may be seeing a lot of jam pictures, lol!)