I love jam. Actually, I ADORE jam. I grew up with homemade jam. Every morning, as a kid in Iran, I would make little lavash bites with feta and jam. I continued this morning ritual when we moved to the U.S. using toast, as we could not find lavash, and cream cheese instead of feta. Today, I use jam sparingly, trying to cut the calories, but I still have a soft spot for a jar of homemade jam.
On a recent trip to Costco, I got a little excited with the fresh fruit and bought more than the five of us could eat. My massive clamshell of blueberries were starting to suffer, so I knew what I had to do. Make blueberry jam!
I kept it simple. Three ingredients. Blueberries, brown sugar and lemon juice.
Why is it that the simple things in life are so precious?
Store-bought jam doesn’t bring the memories or nostalgia as homemade jam. Whenever my aunt visits, she has a jar of jam for me. It could be strawberry-rhubarb, peach or quince. I happily take it and savor each morsel.
Love in a jar.
It doesn’t last long in my possession. And, I don’t have share it with the kids! I amm the only jam eater in our house, and I happily consume it, all by myself.
Eat this blueberry jam straight out of the jar, mop it on a bit of bread, sandwich a dollop in a scone, or mix a lump into your yogurt.
What food takes you down memory lane?
Click here for the recipe for Blueberry Jam with Brown Sugar.