Thursday, July 24, 2008

Flash back

I started making the jam---mash berries, measure out berries, measure out sugar, get the jars sterilized...add the pectin, boil,
skim
pour into jars
hot water bath....

As I pulled the jars out of the hot water bath, they started to make 'plinking' noises. The sound of the jars making a seal.

Flash back to being a child. Sitting in the kitchen in the little house near Half Moon Lake, my instructions were to count the 'plinks' as the jars cooled.
Hot nights
Hot days
No AC

But the sound of jars sealing as the result of hard work.
Yep, it sure brought back memories.

Oh...yeah...
the jam is awesome!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Great story. :) I remember those plinks, too. :)

I bet your jam is delicious1