I did not labor

I did not find a pair of shoes to go with the dress I will be wearing to my nephew’s wedding on Saturday.  I did not finish painting the windowsills on the guesthouse.  I did not make myself a nutritious dinner, nor a lunch for the next day.  In fact, I took myself to the couch with a book for the evening. 

Lost in a different world, I didn’t even think to check the mail until just before I went to bed.  When I did, there was a package I had been eagerly anticipating.  I opened it to find a jar of Debra’s White Cherry & Peach Jam.  Such beautiful jam—an indescribable color somewhere between a tropical sunset and a little girl’s strawberry blonde curls. 

I did not labor in a sticky hot kitchen full of fruit and mason jars, I just opened up the mail and there it was.

The next morning I topped my bowl of homemade yogurt with a few spoonfuls of the jam.  Studded with cherries and bits of peach like jewels, the jam was a little sweet, a little tart, perfumed with a hint of vanilla—in a word, perfect. 

Go to Smithbites for the recipe!

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