{bits & pieces}

The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature from Like Mother, Like Daughter! 

 

Here follow some random food pictures.

 

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What happens when you have a bunch of fruit that are decent quality but just aren’t meeting your taste standards and may go bad if not used soon? (This was sometime in the late winter.)

 

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Jam, of course!

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Have you ever made jam before? No.

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Does it matter that you don’t know what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks you’re doing?

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Or that you don’t, for example, have the proper equipment for processing jars?

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Or that your baby is getting progressively more impatient as you find yourself progressively more committed to this (timing-sensitive) task, which you have not thought through?

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Do you accidentally burn yourself? Obviously.

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But it did taste good.

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No, I’m not giving you a recipe nor instructions. Many of you could give me a lesson in this, I know. And those of you who couldn’t… you don’t want to learn from me.

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Well, just a few links this week! Perhaps a chance to breath a little and catch up on some of the links from previous weeks that you didn’t get to?

 

 

  • Here’s a link to the radio interview that Auntie Leila and her co-author David Clayton did the other day in Boston. You can tell from the pictures that they had a good time, can’t you?

 

 

From the archives:

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Nevermind the jam (though I’m sure it was delicious) – how about telling us what that gorgeous quiche/pie-looking thing is?

  2. says

    The great thing about jam is that even if it doesn’t set up “properly”, it is tasty! Who cares if its set; all that matters is that you can stir that deliciousness into yogurt, spread it on a toast or a bagel, or pour it on your pancakes! And if you dont have canning equipment, you can still freeze it. You just cant lose! Yours looks delicious! (I sound like a commercial for jam-making! :)

  3. Rayna says

    I “fourth” (?) the request for the quiche (beautiful). Your jam looks like jewels – so pretty. While my babies napped, I was able to listen to Leila’s interview. She has such a sweet voice and ready laugh! Love it!

  4. Deirdre says

    Hi Ladies! The top photo is of a dish that my mom always made, that we know as “ham and cheese and spinach pie.” I made it in a spring-form pan with plenty of cheddar. It’s fairly straightforward – the name says it all! :) Great use of leftover ham and it’s delicious eaten hot or cold. Thanks for the interest!

    • Susan (DE) says

      Thank you!!! Could someone (you, your mother, your next-door neighbor???) possibly give us a recipe (even a sorta-recipe)?? Thank you! (What pie-crust recipe do you use? Or is that something else? It looks so beautifully GOLDEN brown — but not burned at all.)

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