One of my favorite foods is raspberries.... I often call it a special treat from the Gods! I never picked berries of any kind growing up in the suburbs of Chicago so
years ago as a special outing I'd take the kids raspberry picking the first week of July. We ate them up and only made freezer jam once.
I thought it might be fun to make jam for Riley!
My friend Eva sure knows her way around the kitchen. She gave me a jar of jam last month which I loved. So I suggested we make raspberry jam last weekend... I could learn to make it. We picked some of her berries and she got a flat of fresh ones. It involves a good right arm for stirring and lots of patience. Our jars are like little treasures.
Her waterfront home in Warm Beach is on a high bank with a breathtaking view to the west towards Puget Sound, Camano Island and the Olympic mountains.
She and her husband Tom are such a special couple. I love going to visit.
I can't wait to get a box of this homemade jam off to my granddaughter Riley in California!