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My silly thoughts about jam.


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My silly thoughts about jam.

val ann c | | Oct 2, 2007 07:59 PM

Don't you hate it when you open a new jar of jam, and the jam is neither great nor terrible. The jam is just OK. If it was terrible, you would throw it away or return it to the store. If it was great, you would enjoy it and it would disappear quickly.

The just OK jam sits in the fridge for months. While the potentially great jams wait unopened in the pantry.

Right now I have two just OK jams in my fridge: Crofters Four Fruit Conserve and Mediterranean Organic Peach Apricot Preserves. The Mediterranean Organic is too sweet -- the sugar overpowering the fruit flavor. The Crofters tastes fruity, but it has that baby-food flavor that sometimes occurs when you blend several fruits.

In my pantry waits a jar of homemade peach jam, purchased at the farmers market. Oh when will the just OK jam be emptied?

I go to Whole Foods and there are a zillion jams. Most of them are expensive. How do I know which ones are great?

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