One of my many goals for this year, is to learn to make jam.
So, on Wednesday I thought I would try my hand a apricot jam...we have a certain Uncle in the valley who has an orchard and I got my hands on a box of the lovelies.
I split them in half and put them in a pot with sugar and cooked them to a lovely thick puree.
Excuse the poor lighting...too lazy to get one of our 4 tripods out to take a natural light photo. Slacker! Come on I was making jam!
The recipe (see below) was for a small batch, so I found a few smallish jars to spread the wealth to friends. At the same time I had jam cooking away I decided to make an apricot sauce...for drizzling over pancakes, ice cream, yogurt etc.
I was wearing a vintage gingham apron and cooking dinner. A perfect 50's wife. Not really.
But I do try.