Early backyard harvests
Summertime jam sessions
There is usually an abundance of local fruits and vegetables during the summer months. Making use of it all while still fresh is usually more of the problem. A delicious and classic method to use up the strawberries and rhubarb is by making some jam. But like many of us who have busy lives, making jam the old-fashioned way is usually too time consuming. Hence, my version here is quick and easy, and a take on the many chia jams that abound. It is very quick to put together–all done under 20 minutes.
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Summer is finally here
The change in weather isn’t the only thing that ushers in a new season. The dishes we make also change with the seasons. Strawberries and rhubarb always highlight the arrival of summer here in Ontario. As a child, the beginning of June would mean piling into the car on Saturday morning and heading out of the city to pick strawberries. My mom would then make jars of strawberry jam, strawberry flans and any strawberry dessert. There is nothing quite like eating a freshly picked strawberry.
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