Monday, September 13, 2010

So here it goes!!

I have spent this very rainy day making jam. Several batches! I really love the whole process of gathering and preparing the fruit and getting the jars ready. It's a very comforting process…I have no idea why, but when I hear those lids popping I feel a sense of excitement! Jam making, something I learned from my mom. It was one of her favorite things to do. I can still see her standing at the stove with peaches boiling and bubbling up and smelling oh so good! The sweet smell of cinnamon and fresh peaches permeating her kitchen. The peaches that we gathered from my grandfather's orchard, now ready to be put in jars for all to enjoy all winter long.
This is my first blog post and I decided to try my hand at it because I enjoy reading so many food blogs out there. I'm a pretty accomplished home baker and cook.  I have been part of a dinner club for at least 20 years. We have made some pretty challenging  recipes through the years. Fun and failure!! But the reason I decided to start this blog is because I would really like to participate in "French Fridays with Dorie" and you need to have a blog….So Kathy welcome to the Blogosphere.

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