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!