These are busy days here at Creekside Cottage. Lindsay and I have made 11 pints of Strawberry Jam. It is the best we have ever made! We used a new kind of pectin this year, Pomona's Universal Pectin. It uses calcium to activate instead of sugar so you can use less sugar in your jams, as well as, honey, agave, etc.
I now know why my jam last year was good but not firm. I used less sugar, and the pectin I used couldn't set up. I love learning new things about the Home Arts. Lindsay and I have a system going and are planning to do more! We are thinking of using some of our mulberries too.
Last Saturday we went to a few yard sales and found some treasure. This white ceramic jar is one of them! It has a basket weave pattern that looks really nice. We also got a "new" grill for $20, lots of punch cups for Becky (she is making candles for wedding reception decor), an old fashioned flour sifter, and the best treasure 4 blue and white Spode tea cups! I am going to wait to show those on Monday and hook up with Smiling Sally's Blue Monday Posts.
I am running to get the new lenses put into my sunglasses now, so I can't tell you about the NCFIC conference we went to on Tuesday. I will soon, I promise!