August 20, 2013 by Emily Pergament
For a few weeks now, I have wanted to make my own jam. I really don’t know where this idea came from, but it’s been in the back on my mind for a while now. I saw an intimidating recipe in the NYT, so I thought maybe making jam is too difficult for me, until I saw this recipe on my friend’s new blog.
Instead of apricots, basil leaves and lemon, as that recipe says, I used strawberries, mint and lime. My hands smelled like a mojito – which is always a good thing – after I was done picking mint leaves and squeezing the lime, and I wish I could describe the smell of it cooking. Goodness gracious it was amazing.
Also, as soon as I knew what flavor I’d make, I knew I wanted to eat this with goat cheese. Which is kind of weird because I do not like jelly and cream cheese, so go figure why I have an irresistible urge to eat jam and goat cheese.
The mint is not detectable on the first bite but leaves a nice refreshing aftertaste. I am such a fan of this jam and so proud of myself for finally making some.