“Waking up in summertime to the smell of homemade biscuits and sizzling bacon is the best kind of alarm clock. And if those biscuits are slathered with a generous amount of homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam, it’s even better. After a full southern breakfast, a kayak trip down the waterway through the marshlands is my idea of a perfect summer day. My desire to stretch the deliciousness of summer into the fall and winter months ahead is always on my mind. One way to stretch the season is with this jam of beautiful sun-ripened berries. Don’t limit this jam to the usual morning toast or croissant, it is also a delicious finishing glaze for roasted chicken or sweetener for homemade vinaigrette.” – Pat Branning


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What can I do?

In a recent conversation our friend John Turnbull had on the phone with a lady makes me stop and think what I would do! He... Read more