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Strawberry Jam

So, what did we do with all of those freshly picked strawberries?


We made jam!

For the first batch, we paired the strawberries with rhubarb.

A classic combination.




For our second batch, we paired the strawberries with balsamic vinegar…

A bold move.

That paid off.
Both came out really well.

The strawberry-rhubarb–a bit lighter, more tart, in a lovely cherubic pink shade–is perfect for breakfast spread on buttery toast. And the strawberry-balsamic–dark, complex, elegant with a subtle tang–tasted fantastic dolloped on a soft, nutty French triple creme.


Thanks, Caro and Kate!


Kuchen und Brot



Scenes of Summer… #1


Strawberry Picking

With the sun warm on our backs and the skies blue over our heads, we crept into tidy green rows dotted with spots of bright red…

To pluck summer’s edible jewels among the strawberry beds.

Though I would have captured us, red stained fingers, sticky and sweet…

Our bowls brimming, our bellies full, our brows slick in the heat…

Sadly, that scene was not meant to be.

We were too afraid to sample and savor the precious fruit without washing it all first…

Since the unsolved E.coli cases were still haunting Germany, and had even gotten worse.

But it was no matter to us, we’d be cooking this fruit…

So we continued to gather and admire the view…

Until our bowls were full and our hearts were, too.

#481: Sweets of Summer

Tree Climbing, Again

Tree-climbing on the Neckarwiese in Heidelberg, early June.

Ahh, summer.


Perle’s Dionysus Geburtstags-Party

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.