A Taste of Summer

Strawberry jam on January bread,
a day as dreich as most days are
on the West coast of Scotland,
elevates the mood to happy
for a while.

strawberry jam

We’re nearly at the end of last year’s strawberry jam, made in the midst of moving house,  from a mammoth crop in the old garden up the hill.

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9 Responses to A Taste of Summer

  1. Irene says:

    Strawberry jam’s my favorite.


  2. Your poem just made me hungry. 🙂



  3. Alice Keys says:

    My strawberry jam on bread this morning tasted of summer.


  4. Such a beautiful poem to share on this freezing cold January, at least on the east coast of Canada & U.S. I so like the term “January bread”. What is the meaning of “drench”? Happy 2014!!!


  5. 1sojournal says:

    I made strawberry and raspberry freezer jam…lots less work and incredibly fresh tasting. You are so right about that freshness on a cold winter’s morning…yummy.



  6. All the more reason to make your own jam so you can taste the summer all over again! I tried to make jelly once, but ended up with jellup – something between jelly and syrup!


    • The trick is to use a sugar thermomenter when boiling the juice and jam sugar – turn it off at 225 degrees Farenheit (my thermometer was my Mum’s, so I can’t tell you the Celsius!) Also, using the juice of a lemon helps the set. This applies to jam as well as jelly.


  7. Victoria says:

    Yum. Homemade strawberry jam. It doesn’t get any better than that. A great antidepressant, heh?


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