Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jammin' With The Simpsons

Strawberries are here! Last weekend local strawberries were available for the first time this season at the West Side Community Market, my farmers' market of choice. I bought a load for eating and making jam. What you see here is the mashed berries macerating in lots of sugar while the pectin boils on the stove. The pectin is an unusual pink color because I wasn't concentrating on what I was doing and dumped it into the berries rather than the water. I managed to scoop it out with only a little berry contamination and proceed as usual. The jam appears to have turned out fine anyway.

The Simpsons episode that was on during this operation was "Papa Don't Leach" in which country singer Lurleen Lumpkin is reunited with her father, Royce.

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