Friday, May 29, 2009

wham bam thank you ma'am (jam)

last night i made more batches of jam. blueberry-banana, and raspberry. i even rinsed out and sterilized jars to put them in. evie and i went over to laura and delia's apartment so that i can could make my jam while we watched the national spelling bee. nothing screams 20-somethings living it up in the N-Y-C like homemade jam and a spelling bee. luckily, i didn't run into any crazy drugs or get pregged up amongst all the mayhem that went down last night.

anyway, we made saltine, peanut butter, & jam sandwiches, and this morning my boss, alana, brought in muffins for us to try with my jams. everyone seems to like them, and my next goal is to learn how to properly seal lids so that i can buy mason jars and make huge batches of jam to store and give as gifts, just like your next-door neighbor betty-lou used to.

if the rent wasn't something like $5,000/month, i might just open up my own jam store in the city, where i'd give my products so-cute-you-wanna-punch-somebody names like "whoa, blackberry jam-a-lam."

Thursday, May 28, 2009

pump up the jam

so i made homemade strawberry jam last night. the recipe was so simple, and the results so good, my mind was blown. i've vowed to start making my own jams. i'm going to experiement with blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, etc. hello summer farmers' markets! i even promised myself that if i ever have kids, i'll spend sunday afternoons making a week's worth of jam with them. how very cutesy homemaker of me.

note to self: the next time i'm home, go to patterson's farms and stock up on berries of all kinds. also, buy mason jars.

on another note, i much prefer calling jam jelly, but i suppose since there are chunks of berries in it, i can't really do that.

update: just found this online:
  • in jelly, the fruit comes in the form of fruit juice.
  • in jam, the fruit comes in the form of fruit pulp or crushed fruit (and is less stiff than jelly as a result).
  • in preserves, the fruit comes in the form of chunks in a syrup or a jam.

Friday, May 22, 2009

what state has the best bbq?


they fail to mention hendrix bbq in salisbury, nc. home to the best cheese grits known to me.

Monday, May 11, 2009

snuggie sightings

snuggie pub crawls? yes, please!

i'm a big fan of the obscurity and awesomeness that is the snuggie. and i'm not partial to just the snuggie; i'm also a fan of the slanket. and apparently, so is my idol tina fey. good to know.

"lemon, isn’t there a slanket somewhere you should be filling with your farts?"

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the lonely island

i love the lonely island. comprised of andy samberg and his two childhood friends, akiva schaffer and jorma taccone, the lonely island is the moniker they gave themselves years ago when the trio was living together in LA. the lonely island is what they were before andy became a cast member on SNL, and jorma and akiva became writers for SNL. they're basically responsible for the resurgence of love for SNL in recent years (starting with their hit digital short lazy sunday). they recently released an album "incredibad," that has spawned many of the most recent SNL digital shorts.

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